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Reading Across a Dozen Literacies

01/19/2011

Reading Across a Dozen Literacies.  yet another thoughtful piece from Jamie McKenzie”

While currently there is an international trend to narrow schools’ focus upon just two literacies – textual and numerical – that trend is fundamentally undemocratic and disturbing in its implications. An informed person capable of voting intelligently on the difficult issues of the day must be capable of understanding much more than words and numbers. This article suggests a dozen categories of information, each of which involves a literacy.

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