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EDUC 630 Current Perspectives on Literacy (3 credits)
Examines literacy from historical, sociological, cultural, political, psychological, world view, and linguistics perspectives to better understand the nature of literacy, its consequences, and the validity of our beliefs in regard to literacy. Definitions and models of literacy, the history and politics of literacy, and the uses of literacy will be examined in a variety of contexts. Particular attention will be focused on the attainment of literacy by young children before entering school and by adults outside regular school settings.