Key Issues in Literacy<br />By Eva Morano<br />GLIT 6728<br />
We need to prepare them for a global society, they need to be critical learners!<br />
Meaning vs. intention<br /><ul><li>Kids know you can manipulate a message
discuss with them what the media is trying to do</li></li></ul><li>There should be a shared experience for learning<br />Teacher Directed<br />Teaching standing up<br />Student Centered<br />Teaching sitting down<br />Traditional model of teaching<br />Interactive model for the changing times<br />
“I never read a book the way I teach it” -Brown <br />Our representations of the world vary from someone else’s because the world has viewed us differently, we have differing experiences of it. There is a variance and we tend to forget it when it comes to our students. We clump them all together!<br />
“We need to acknowledge that we are all racist and live in a racist society.”we have all been positioned in some way<br /><ul><li>We need to educate children before they get their education from others less informed.
We need to give them the tools to form their own opinions.
Bring social issues to the forefront</li></li></ul><li>Respect for allWhat’s wrong with America today?<br />Power = evil<br />Lack of respect<br />Name calling<br />Laughing<br />Sick<br />Beating up<br />Tormenting<br />Hate crimes<br />Feelings<br />Questions<br />Get the Facts<br />Educate = Equality + Respect<br />
What memories do you have of your education?<br />What stands out about your literacy experiences? <br />Which teacher made that impact? Which teacher made you critical and which one let you see the world for what it’s worth?<br />
“Literacy, we might conclude, is a double edged sword which may yield mass deception as readily as mass enlightenment”-Luke<br />“Teachers mediate, guide, interrupt, and encourage the work students are to do with the text” Freebody, Luke, Gillbert<br />
Moving from hands on to direct instruction = a good teacher<br />Include social justice issues and critical literacy and we can change the face of prejudice and racism. <br />We can and need do more then just teach them to read and write.<br />