Literacy refers to a diverse repertoire of practices (language, texts, and tools) that individuals use to communicate. Literacy includes multiple forms of texts, social and cultural contexts, and relationships and linguistic practices that facilitate learning. When applied to education and schooling, the concept of literacy education embraces a wider and more diverse communicational landscape where learning and teaching reflect diversity in the spaces where learning occurs (local–global, physical–virtual), the tools and skills used (textual, technological, visual, performative, artifactual), the texts produced (electronic/digital, visual) and the range of learners (grade levels, backgrounds, identities) who engage in these practices.

Models of Literacy

In light of what is considered to be an ongoing public, professional, and academic debate over what literacy is, what it looks like in the classroom, and ...

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