Critical Literacy as Critical Discourse Analysis

Why is there any need to talk about "critical literacy", rather than just "literacy" itself? The reason is this: The forms of literacy learned in school usually do not lead to the urge or ability to think "critically" in the sense of understanding how systems and institutions inter-relate to help and harm people. Therefore, it is worth thinking about what would constitute a "critical literacy". 

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2001-04
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