|Published online: March 12, 2014||$US5.00|
In Kurdistan, the northern region of Iraq, Kurdish is one of the official languages and Sorani, one of several strands of Kurdish, is the language of instruction. This study seeks to show that critical social literacy (CSL) can facilitate education in processes that transcend the ability to read or write in a particular language and thereby bridge gaps between learning and learners in institutions and communities. This case study examines the possible meaning and introductory definition of CSL as applied in the Erbil-Kurdistan Region of Iraq, presents obstacles confronted in practice, and explores the possibilities for adapting CSL to communities throughout the globe experiencing challenges related to language, power, and identity.
|Keywords:||theme: Pedagogy and Curriculum, Curriculum Reform, Social and Cultural Diversities, Identity|
International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2014, pp.61-72. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 12, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 436.827KB)).
MA/PhD Graduate Student, Department of Education , Cultural Perspective and Comparative Education, Gevirtz College of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Head of Department of English Language, The Department of English Language, College of Basic Education, Salahaddin University - Hawler, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq