Foreword for "Critical Literacy Practice: Applications of Critical Theory in Diverse Settings"

Comber, Barbara (2015) Foreword for "Critical Literacy Practice: Applications of Critical Theory in Diverse Settings". In Yoon, Bogum & Rukhsar, Sharif (Eds.) Critical Literacy Practice: Applications of Critical Theory in Diverse Settings. Springer, Singapore, vii-ix.

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Abstract

Given the impact of standardization and high-stakes testing on literacy education policy internationally, it is encouraging to read fresh accounts of critical literacy in practice being enacted in many different educational contexts. Critical Literacy Practice: Applications of Critical Theory in Diverse Settings delivers what its title promises, namely, serious scholarly accounts of educators working to practice critical literacy and address the complexity that it entails. Importantly, the contributors include both recognized and emerging researchers in critical literacy studies. Critical literacy needs input from culturally diverse and new scholars to address crucial and unfamiliar issues as well as perennial injustices relating to poverty, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and location...

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ID Code: 93662
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-567-9
ISBN: 9789812875662
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 14 Mar 2016 00:53
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 22:44

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