My Literacy Journey

Reading the World-Freire

Paulo Freire briefly discusses what he means by “reading the world”.  He says that we must first “re-read” the world before writing and before anything else to think critically about the world that surrounds us.

I believe that even our earliest learners are capable of this kind of critical literacy and feel that all students need to be introduced to this way of thinking about literacy in order to expand their notions of literacy and what it means to them in their surrounding worlds.


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