- What is literacy?
to read and reflect on what you read
art–to read and liberate one’s mind from stereotypes/shackles of misconception
background knowledge and knowledge of theory or practice
ability to understand complex ideas
ability to interpret the text (Freire)
read the world and the word
mastery of secondary discourse systems
understanding of rhetoric
does literacy lead to action?
functional literacy–skill to read and write
is our being a kind of literacy?
how do we educate people to a given level of literacy
- What is illiteracy?
what if you can’t write/read–graffiti to be part of the community
illiteracy marginalizes people
if we don’t take action, are we illiterate
illiteracy could be caused by disability
- What are the characteristics of a literate person?
power–the typewriter gave power
have a voice
let’s others enjoy their freedom
a literate person is still controlled
are literate people less happy