Literacy and Social Justice

Literacy and Social Justice

Literacy and Social Justice

Date posted: February 20, 2017

Today is World Day of Social Justice! This year’s theme is “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work“.

Literacy, Social Justice and Inclusive Practice is a free course offered through The Open University. It focuses on significant debates related to teaching the technical aspects of literacy and debates related to becoming a ‘literate person’. It looks at how these understandings of literacy can enhance and limit literacy engagement and learners’ participation in the world. You don’t need to take the course to access the content. The course can be downloaded to work offline.

For a look at how literacy is related to active citizenship, social cohesion, and civic engagement, read Brigid Hayes’ blogpost, Citizenship, social cohesion and literacy.

Looking for examples of teachers using a framework of social justice to teach literacy? Ask to borrow Designing Socially Just Learning Communities from the Decoda Literacy Library.

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