Expanding the Concept of Literacy

  title={Expanding the Concept of Literacy},
  author={Elizabeth Daley},
W hen I ask people to define, in one or two sentences, the word literacy—what literacy is and what it enables people to do—the answers I receive are quite similar. To most people, literacy means the ability to read and write, to understand information, and to express ideas both concretely and abstractly. The unstated assumption is that “to read and write” means to read and write text. Although media and computer literacy are occasionally mentioned in these definitions, media literacy is most… CONTINUE READING

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