11th November 2006, 02:04 PM
__________________ Someone said I had the gift of disagreeing. But I disagreed.
Someone else said I asked too many questions. So I asked them why they thought that.
What is critical literacy?
Habits of thought, reading, writing, and speaking which go beneath surface meaning, first impressions, dominant myths, official pronouncements, traditional cliches, received wisdom, and mere opinions, to understand the deep meaning, root causes, social context, ideology, and personal consequences of any action, event, object, process, organization, experience, text, subject matter, policy, mass media, or discourse. (Ira Shor, Empowering Education, 129)