English 881/781: Narrative Inquiry — Literacy Narratives Overview

Is there any ability more powerful than literacy? Literacy shapes the world we live in and all the possibilities that world holds for us. As English teachers, its important for us to maintain an awareness of just how powerful literacy is and of the fact that we do not gain literacy in a neutral environment. A person does not become an English teacher by accident, just as there are reasons some people never learn to read and write. Literacy is a socio-cultural construct.