Title

From Apprehension to Critical Literacy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Publication Source

Journal of Educational Thought

Volume

45

Issue

1

Inclusive pages

87-105

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This paper presents a pragmatic approach to introducing critical literacy to a group of in-service teachers. It begins with “stirring up” the in-service teachers’ existing beliefs about literacy education. Then it shows how to prepare them to understand and implement critical literacy in their classrooms. In the end, one of the in-service teachers’ critical literacy projects is discussed in detail. The project documents the in-service teacher’s struggle with as well as change in attitude toward critical literacy as she explored the meaning and potentiality of literacy education with her student.

Keywords

Critical Literacy, Critical Pedagogy, Literacy Education, Teacher Education

Disciplines

Education

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