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Title: Critical literacies and language education: global and local perspectives
Author: Vaidehi Ramanathan
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Homepage: http://linguistics.ucdavis.edu/People/vramanat
Institution: University of California, Davis
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Applied Linguistics
Abstract: Increasingly aware of the "critical" turn in our disciplines, we offer a partial survey of scholarship in two key realms—English for academic purposes (EAP) and globalization—where the term "critical literacy" has particular relevance. We begin by addressing some key concepts and ideological tensions latent beneath the term "critical." We then address the pedagogical priorities that arise from this conceptualization, in particular, the use of texts to distance individual and group identities from powerful discourses. Next, we review studies that demonstrate how different teachers and researchers have engaged in unraveling and cross-questioning the rhetorical influences of various texts types, including multimodal ones. In the final section, we discuss the intertwined processes of homogenization and diversification arising from the economic, cultural, and political strains of globalization with particular emphasis on their implications for critical literacies and language education.

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This article appears in Annual Review of Applied Linguistics Vol. 25, Issue 1, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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