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

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5

PRACTICING RACIAL LITERACY

Critical discourse analysis

 

 

 

In this chapter, we illustrate the complex ways in which we sought to make meaning around issues of race, racism, and anti-racism and in doing so we demonstrate how we drew on the tools of critical discourse analysis both during and after our teaching/learning. As we alluded to earlier, we found that our students tended to focus their cultural analysis on people of color and did not interrogate whiteness as a racialized identity. In Chapter 3, we described how we provided contexts for pre-service teachers to narrate their experiences to further explore the relationship of literacy to gender, family, privilege, interests, emotions, culture, and struggles. In a deliberate pedagogical ...

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