Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

Journal of Language and Literacy Education

Volume

7

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

95-102

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

By discussing commonly held myths, this paper attempts to clarify a number of important issues in the area of critical literacy education. These include the distinction between critical thinking and critical literacy, the audience critical literacy is meant for, the philosophical underpinnings of critical literacy, and the relationship between critical literacy on the one hand and reading and writing on the other hand. This paper urges literacy educators to examine their beliefs critically and unlearn ungrounded misconceptions about critical literacy. It is imperative that literacy educators have a better understanding of critical literacy before it can take root in the classrooms.

Keywords

Critical Literacy/Pedagogy, Literacy Education, Teacher Education, Paulo Freire

Disciplines

Education

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