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Title: Language, Literacy, and Power in Schooling
Edited By: Teresa L. McCarty
Description:

"Language, Literacy, and Power in Schooling" brings critical ethnographic
perspectives to bear on language, literacy, and power in culturally and
linguistically diverse contexts, showing how literacy and schooling are
negotiated by children and adults and how schooling becomes a key site of
struggle over whose knowledge, discourses, and literacy practices "count."

Above all, this is a book oriented toward social action. Unpacking the
complexity of literacy practices and experiences in diverse settings, the
authors seek not only to build new knowledge, but to inform and transform
the pedagogies and policies that limit human potentials. The chapters in
this volume have much to teach us about the roots of inequality and the
possibilities for positive change. Together, they highlight the urgent need
for critical literacy researchers to engage politically, confronting
education policies that deny the rich multiplicity of human literacies,
thereby carving ever-deeper cleavages between those with and without access
to literacies of power.

The dual focus on language and literacy with critical-ethnographic accounts
of identity and schooling speaks to a growing constituency of scholars and
practitioners concerned with the role of literacy and discourse in
alternatively affirming or negating knowledge, power, and identity, both
within and outside of schools.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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