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Towards a functional curriculum model of social literacy: literacy for specific purposes

Towards a functional curriculum model of social literacy: literacy for specific purposes

Ade-Ojo, Gordon (2014) Towards a functional curriculum model of social literacy: literacy for specific purposes. In: Duckworth, Vicky and Ade-Ojo, Gordon, (eds.) Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society: Exploring a social model of literacy. Routledge Research in Education, 1 . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 11-27. ISBN 9780415741248

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Abstract

In chapter 2, Ade-Ojo presents a theoretical rationale for the reconstruction of literacy curriculum in order for it to respond to the challenges of the 21st century. It draws on existing literature and evidence from practice to argue that the so-called dominance of a cognitive model is promoted by the lack of a functional social model which is open to accountability. Based on this, the chapter argues for a specific literacy curriculum model as a way of functionally representing the social model of literacy in curriculum development. It anchors this claim to linguistic, anthropological and educational theories. Finally, the construct of specific literacies is anchored to the overall framework of the social model of literacy, highlighting how the features of the latter are manifested in the former.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2015 – Routledge
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literacy; Disciplinary learning; Unengaged learners; NEETS, Langue; Parole; Cultural and historical activity theory
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
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Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 17:22
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10563

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