Literacy: Reading the Word and the World

Literacy: Reading the Word and the World

Paperback Critical Studies in Education Series

By (author) Paulo Freire, By (author) Donaldo P Macedo, With Donaldo Nacedo, Designed by Professor Emeritus Ann E Berthoff, Designed by Henry A Giroux, Designed by Ann E Berthoff

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  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 18mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 31 July 1987
  • Publication City/Country: South Hadley, Mass
  • ISBN 10: 0897891260
  • ISBN 13: 9780897891264
  • Sales rank: 600,780

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At a time when popularizers of cultural literacy are prescribing a cultural canon for the purpose of prying open the closed minds' of American youth . . . Literacy provides an articulate and courageous response. "Harvard Educational Review" Every chapter . . . asks teachers to thing again about how they teach, what they want for their pupils, and how to get on with it. "Times Educational Supplement" [This] book directs our attention to literacy in its broadest sense so that we can better evaluate the shortcomings of our work as educators at all levels of learning. "Contemporary Sociology"

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"Freire and Macedo's work cannot be ignored by the student of educational change in contemporary society. It should be consulted by anyone who believes in using education as a vehicle of social change."-Small Press Book Review