Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

EDE 605 Language, Culture, and Literacy Development

3 lecture hours; 1 conference hour; 4 credits. This course explores literacy as a social, cultural, and political practice in order to unpack and re-imagine literacy learning and teaching for all students. It provides various perspectives on literacy as an integral part of social, cultural, and discursive experiences. Participants closely examine perspectives ranging from critical literacy, new literacies, and traditional social/cultural literacy as a means to highlight the significance of literacy as a socio-cultural and political practice. In the course, students will relate various perspectives to the literacy acquisition environment and literacy instructional practices. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Sequence I of the Graduate Elementary Education Program or EDE 602 or equivalent.