Laurie MacGillivray's Literacy in Times of Crisis: Practices and Perspectives PDF

By Laurie MacGillivray

"Fresh, provocative, well timed, and critical, this quantity extends the sector of sociocultural literacies in new directions."--Marjorie Faulstich Orellana, collage of California, Los Angeles

On the frontline of severe matters in schooling at the present time, this publication covers new flooring for academics and instructor educators for whom situation is an everyday a part of their paintings. It explores the connection among quandary and literacy so as to:

  • improve educators’ skill to acknowledge, focus on, and keep away from crisis;

  • advance knowing of the dynamic dating among drawback and cultural, ancient, and political literacy practices; and

  • contribute to a deeper theoretical figuring out of literacy practices as they're located in social practices.

The kinds of crises addressed are various, together with traditional catastrophe, cultural and neighborhood disjuncture, homelessness, relatives upheaval, teenager being pregnant, and incapacity. besides 9 empirical stories, a instructor early in her profession, a veteran instructor, and instructor educators proportion their views in remark sections on the commencing and end of the ebook so as to offer functions to their particular fields.

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