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A 'pluralistic literacy' - is there a need for such a didactic concept?
Örebro universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5554-6041
Örebro universitet.
2012 (English)Conference paper, (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the concept of pluralistic literacy, we base the term literacy as a critical notion in an education characterized by pluralism (c.f. Kalantzis & Cope 2000), and transaction (c.f. Dewey 1949/1991). Pluralistic literacy is critical because it starts from the assumption that literacy is about “social power” and that a critical literacy education needs to go beyond literacy as a skill, “to engage students in the analysis and reconstruction of social fields” (Luke 2000, p. 451). Luke starts from the presupposition that reading and writing are about social power (ibid.). The critical aspect opens a reflective gap for the students to what is well-known as well as to what has earlier been unknown; a gap in which students reach a necessary distance to understand others, and others point of view (c.f. Haas Dyson 1997). Besides “which offer of meaning”, or “which story” the teacher choose to teach from, the didactic questions will be:  What sort of literacy do I invite my students to be (new) members of?  Is it possible for my students to ‘carry over’ some of their earlier experiences from other literacies into this literacy?  How to analyze the didactic questions of the what and the how is discussed in relation to an ethnographic two-years study of “written language learning” (and teaching), from preschool class through the first school year (Skoog 2012).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Keyword [en]
literacy, globalization, critical literacy, transaction
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Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-36458OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-36458DiVA: diva2:739463
Conference
The Nordic Educational Research Association, NERA, Copenhagen, March 8-10, 2012
Available from: 2012-05-21 Created: 2014-08-21 Last updated: 2015-05-26Bibliographically approved

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