Unformatted text preview: / DifferentViewpoints on Literacy for
._ CiMinority Language Students (cont.) \.
l i. "x The Critical Literacy Approach 0 Literacy can be conceived as an attempt to produce hegemony in
society. 0 Those with power and dominance in society also maintain their
position by their View of what is ‘correct language’. 0 The Postmodernistview: All meaning is socially constructed.The
voices of the poor are as meaningful as the priviieged. 0 Literacy can also be a liberator for language minorities. One way of
attempting to empower people is through critical literacy. 0 Alternative:5tudents should be encouraged to offer their own
interpretation and evaluation of text. ...
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