|aCritical literacy and urban youth :|bpedagogies of access, dissent, and liberation /|cErnest Morrell.
|aNew York :|bRoutledge,|c2008.
|axiii, 256 pages ;|c23 cm.
|aLanguage, culture, and teaching
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aFrom Plato to Poststructuralism: The Philosophical Foundations of Critical Literacy -- "Othered" Critical Traditions -- Teaching Popular Culture in an Urban Secondary English Classroom -- Conducting Community-based Research with Urban Youth -- Cyberactivism -- Critical Media Literacy -- Critical Literacy as Care for the Self -- Critical Literacy as Social Praxis -- A Vision of Critical Literacy in Urban Education.
|a"Critical Literacy and Urban Youth offers an interrogation of critical theory developed from the author's work with young people in classrooms, neighborhoods, and institutions of power. Through cases, an articulated process, and a theory of literacy education and social change, Morrell extends the conversation among literacy educators about what constitutes critical literacy while also examining implications for practice in secondary and postsecondary American educational contexts. This book is distinguished by its weaving together of theory and practice."--Jacket.