Critical Literacy Context, Research, and Practice in the K-12 Classroom

ISBN-10: 1412941180
ISBN-13: 9781412941181
Edition: 2007
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Description: ???This is an excellent text. I particularly liked how the authors share examples of critical literacy throughout the book, especially with digital and multimedia texts.??????Peter McDermott, "The Sage Colleges" "Through realistic discussion of how  More...

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List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

???This is an excellent text. I particularly liked how the authors share examples of critical literacy throughout the book, especially with digital and multimedia texts.??????Peter McDermott, "The Sage Colleges" "Through realistic discussion of how text shapes us and is shaped by us, Critical Literacy provides pre- and in-service teachers with concrete ways to engage in critical literacy practices with children from elementary through high school.??????Cheryl A. Kreutter, "St. John"" Fisher College""" ???a unique, practical critical literacy text with concrete examples and theoretical tools for pre- and in-service teachers Authors Lisa Patel Stevens and Thomas W. Bean explore the historical and political foundations of critical literacy and present a comprehensive examination of its uses for K-12 classroom practice. Key Features: Focuses on the nexus of critical literacy theory and practice through real classroom examples, vignettes, and conversations among teachers and teacher educators Illustrates how critical literacy practices are enacted in the classroom at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Offers step-by-step teaching strategies for implementing critical literacy in K-12 classrooms at different paces, depending on existing curriculum Intended Audience: This is an excellent supplemental text for a variety of advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in education departments on how to teach reading and writing. This text will also appeal to instructors and students exploring issues of representation, linguistics, and critical deconstruction.

Lisa Patel Stevensnbsp;has published refereed journal articles in top reading research journals exploring practical, research, and policy issues surrounding critical literacy. She has also conducted dozens of professional development sessions on the use of critical literacy in the classroom; these sessions have provided rich opportunities to participate in the complicated implementation of critical literacy with teachers across schooling levels and backgrounds. This experience helps to inform the praxis tone of this book. Stevens is an experienced researcher and practitioner in the area of reading and literacy education. She has co-authored (with Thomas Bean) several chapters on reading and literacy. nbsp;

Thomas W. Beannbsp;has published refereed articles in top reading journals exploring the use of literature with critical literacy and documenting expanded uses of text in an information age. Bean's work in the field of reading and literacy is extensive and well respected, particularly for his expertise in the use of multicultural literature with secondary students. His is the author of books, including Targeted Reading: Improving Reading Achievement In Middle And Secondary Grades (Kendall Hunt); Content Area Literacy: An Integrated Approach 8/e (Kendall Hunt). Bean is an experienced researcher and practitioner in the area of reading and literacy education. He has co-authored (with Lisa Patel Stevens) several chapters on reading and literacy. nbsp;

Foreword
Preface
Redefining Literacy
Genealogy of the Critical: Paulo Freire
Defining Critical Literacy
Mrs. Cutter's Class
Problematizing Classroom Applications of Critical Literacy
Why We Need Critical Literacy: Dynamic Texts and Identity Formation
Literacy Proficiency and New Texts: A Moving Target
Texts, Attention, and Identity?
The Transformation of Texts and Readers' Attention
Texts as Tools of Identity Formation
Texts: Mediating Identity and Culture
Critical Literacy and Teacher Education
Teacher Identity
Risk, the Future, and Critical Literacy
Disrupting Education Discourses With Critical Literacy
Critical Media Literacy and Teacher Education
Resident Critic
Critical Literacy at the Nexus of Praxis
Maintaining Critical Literacy as a Moving Target
Essential Features of Critical Literacy
Praxis Point 1: Popular Culture, Fandom, and Boundaries
Critical Media Literacy and Social Studies
Reflection: Practice Informing Theory
Praxis Point 2: Critical Numeracy Across the Curriculum
Critical Literacy Across the Curriculum
Reflection: Practice Informing Theory
Critical Literacy and the Institutional Context
Praxis Point 3: Cycles of Deconstruction and Reconstruction
Setting the Context and Participants
Reflection: Practice Informing Theory
Assessing Critical Literacy
Reflections on Critical Literacy as Praxis
Critical Literacy and Educational Policy Texts
What Is Policy?
Critical Policy Analysis
National Discourses
Moving From National to Local: Complex Connections
Critical Policy Analysis in Local Contexts
Policy and Governmentality
Local Conversations
Transforming Policy Interactions
Educational Policy and Complexity Theory

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