The Powers of Literacy (RLE Edu I)
  • Author : Bill Cope
  • Release Date : 17 June 2014
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 13 : 9781136515354
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  • File Size : 52,5 Mb

The Powers of Literacy (RLE Edu I) PDF Summary

Literacy remains a contentious and polarized educational, media and political issue. What has emerged from the continuing debate is a recognition that literacy in education is allied closely with matters of language and culture, ideology and discourse, knowledge and power. Drawing perspectives variously from critical social theory and cultural studies, poststructuralism and feminisms, sociolinguistics and the ethnography of communication, social history and comparative education, the contributors begin a critical interrogation of taken-for-granted assumptions which have guided educational policy, research and practice.