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Designing Critical Literacy Education through Critical Discourse Analysis by Melissa Mosley Wetzel, Rebecca Rogers

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DESIGNING CRITICAL LITERACY EDUCATION THROUGH CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

 

 

 

Introduction

Critical literacy education is not possible without inquiry into discourse practices: an examination of the relationships between language, power, and identities. In this book we report on a year-long experiment in our teacher education classroom, which began with our exploration about how teaching and learning within a literacy practicum may support the learning and practices of our students, elementary education majors at a Midwestern university. We situated our class in an urban elementary school near the university that would challenge our pre-service teachers to think about their own language, identity, culture, and beliefs as well as provide them ...

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