The Politics of ‘Literacy’ and ‘Justice’: A Critical Analysis of an Immigrant Teenager’s Murder Case and its Implications for Literacy Educators

By Dilys Schoorman.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper focuses on the political and social price of illiteracy among immigrants, and highlights the "literacy bias" of mainstream culture.

Keywords: Literacy, Illiteracy, Family Literacy, Immigrants, Guatemalans

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp.319-326. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 808.834KB).

Dr. Dilys Schoorman

Dilys Schoorman is a professor of multicultural and global education at Florida Atlantic University. Her research interests include the internationalization of curriculum and immigrant education. Her research in these areas of study began with her dissertation at Purdue University where she focused on the conceptualization of internationalization in higher education institutions. As an instructor in the area of Multicultural Education her work focuses on critical pedagogy and manner in which such principles are (or are not) implemented within public schools. In Florida, she has built on her interest in cross-cultural issues and she currently is doing research on the experiences of Guatemalan and Haitian immigrants.


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