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Hultin, Eva; Westman, Maria – Education Inquiry, 2013
The theoretical framework of this article is based on critical literacy (Janks, 2010) and genre theories (Swales, 1990; Schleppegrell, 2004). The article's main purpose is to contribute to an understanding of the use and production of text genres as a power-embedded practice. In doing so, we analyse firstgrade children's texts in terms of genres…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Literacy Education, Childrens Literature, Literary Genres
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Ekvall, Ulla – Education Inquiry, 2013
This study focuses, from a bilingual perspective, on how a Swedish national test is intended to promote critical literacy and language development in line with related aims in syllabuses for Swedish and Swedish as a second language. The material consists of reading and writing assignments and prescribed classroom preparations (including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Literacy, National Competency Tests, Bilingual Education
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Lundgren, Berit – Education Inquiry, 2013
The aim of this study is to describe and analyse the writing discourse in one classroom and how students learn through studying a topic, i.e. the teaching and learning of written argument. The study takes its stance from a sociocultural perspective and is influenced by discourse analyses, new literacy studies and critical literacy (Fairclough…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Critical Literacy