From Apprehension to Critical Literacy
Journal of Educational Thought
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.
Critical Literacy, Critical Pedagogy, Literacy Education, Teacher Education
Cheu-jey Lee and Becky Runyan (2011).
From Apprehension to Critical Literacy. Journal of Educational Thought.45 (1), 87-105.