May 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

EDU 295-01 - Special Topic: Critical Literacy for Diverse Learners

4 credits (Fall)
This course will examine literacy and literacy education from historical, theoretical, critical, and pedagogical perspectives. Guiding questions include: How do schools define literacy?  To what extent do schools draw upon variously situated students’ home-based and community-based literacy practices? How do students acquire literacy in a second language if they do not possess literacy in their primary home language? What is the relation between critical literacy practices (e.g., media literacy, new literacies) and school-based, academic literacy?

Prerequisite: EDU 101 .
Instructor: Jones