Literacy: Reading the Word and the World

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 10, 1987 - Education - 216 pages
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Freire and Macedo analyse the connection between literacy and politics according to whether it produces existing social relations, or introduces a new set of cultural practices that promote democratic and emancipatory change.

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User Review  - Aimee Myers - Goodreads

Incredible theory for educators. Reaffirms my beliefs with research and philosophy. A difficult read for new educators or student teachers who have not lived in a classroom, but significant to the meta-awareness of any current educator. Read full review

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Probably the most influential theoretical lens I have encountered. Read full review

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Donaldo Macedo is professor of English and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts - Boston. He is the author of many books, including "Literacies of Power" and the forthcoming "Ideology Matters", coauthored with Paulo Freire.

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