Doing Critical Literacy: Texts And Activities For Students And Teachers by Hilary JanksDoing Critical Literacy: Texts And Activities For Students And Teachers by Hilary Janks

Doing Critical Literacy: Texts And Activities For Students And Teachers

byHilary Janks, Kerryn Dixon, Ana Ferreira

Paperback | July 3, 2013

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Compelling and highly engaging, this text shows teachers at all levels how to do critical literacy in the classroom and provides models for practice that can be adapted to any context. Integrating social theory and classroom practice, it brings critical literacy to life as a socio-cultural orientation to the teaching of literacy that takes seriously the relationship between language and power and orients readers to the social effects of texts. Students and teachers are drawn into the key questions critical readers need to pose of texts: Whose interests are served, who benefits, who is disadvantaged; who is included and who is excluded? The practical activities help readers grasp complex issues.

Extending the theoretical framework in Hilary Janks'Literacy and Powerwith a rich range of completely new, up-to-date activities that translate theory into practice,Doing Critical Literacyis powerful, relevant, and useful for both pre- and in-service teacher education and for use in schools.

Hilary Janksteaches English language literacy in the School of Education at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.Kerryn Dixonlectures Foundation phase students, in the School of Education at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.Ana Ferreiralectures in English in the School of Education at Wits University in Johannesbu...
Title:Doing Critical Literacy: Texts And Activities For Students And TeachersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.4 inPublished:July 3, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415528100

ISBN - 13:9780415528108

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Table of Contents

1. Language and positionHilary Janks2. Identity and diversityHilary Janks3. Language and language varietiesKerryn Dixon4. Grammar as a resource for critical literacyHilary Janks5. Critical visual literacyAna Ferreira and Denise Newfield6. Time, space and bodiesKerryn Dixon7. Everyday textsHilary Janks, Ana Ferreira and Stella Granville8. Digital technologiesKerryn Dixon and Hilary Janks9. Redesign - from critical awareness to social actionHilary Janks

Editorial Reviews

"¿ a wonderful collection of tried, contemporary, multi-modal activities and invitations for exploring critical literacies. What is so powerful about the activities ¿ is that each one is extremely well theorized and yet very accessible." Vivian Maria Vasquez, American University, USA "You¿ll be blown away by Doing Critical Literacy. A pedagogic masterpiece, it is the perfect companion to Janks¿ Literacy and Power. Teachers everywhere will be waiting to try out the clever, engaging and challenging activities with their students." Barbara Comber, Queensland University of Technology, Australia "¿ not only a ¿must read¿ but a ¿must do¿ in literacy education. The diverse activities invite both students and teachers to engage critically in innovative classroom practices that offer a range of identity positions from which students can read and write, listen and speak. A compelling text that is long overdue." Bonnie Norton, University of British Columbia, Canada "The explicit and careful approach of this book will enable teachers who have not ventured to teach for critical literacy to do so and thus potentially play a role in shifting teachers¿ practices and fostering students as text analysts in line within the broad democratic project. ¿ A valuable contribution. " Jeanne Prinsloo, African Media Matrix, Rhodes University, South Africa "¿ a welcome resource for those who wish to introduce students to critical literacy using thought provoking activities. Complex ideas can be understood clearly in this engaging activity volume. Teachers can use it with students to teach critical literacy in a fresh and accessible way." Kate Pahl, University of Sheffield, UK