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by Donaldo Macedo

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ISBN:
0813322529
Author:
Donaldo Macedo
Category:
Schools & Teaching
Language:
English
Publisher:
Westview Press (November 1, 1994)
Pages:
206 pages
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Literacies of Power is organized along five themes

Literacies of Power is organized along five themes. He attributes both this blindness and the belief in the myth of a "common culture" to Americans' general inability to create critical thought-that is, to their lack of mastery and knowledge of the literacies of power.

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book directs our attention to literacy in its broadest sense so that we can better evaluate the . Literacies Of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed To Know (The Edge : Critical Studies in Educational Theory).

book directs our attention to literacy in its broadest sense so that we can better evaluate the shortcomings of our work as educators at all levels of learning. -Contemporary Sociology. Freire and Macedo's work cannot be ignored by the student of educational change in contemporary society. It should be consulted by anyone who believes in using education as a vehicle of social change.

Donaldo Pereira Macedo (born 1950) is a Cape Verdean-American critical theorist, linguist, and expert on literacy, critical pedagogy and multicultural education studies. Macedo is professor of English and a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He was the Graduate Program Director of the Applied Linguistics Master of Arts Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Literacies of Power illustrates the many ways American schools, media, and other social institutions perpetuate ignorance. This book is decidedly not for those conditioned by the system. It is a critical analysis of the American education system

Literacies of Power illustrates the many ways American schools, media, and other social institutions perpetuate ignorance. It is a critical analysis of the American education system. It describes the pradoxical situation of America as the land of free information, populated by the most misinformed individuals on the planet.

Donaldo Macedo is professor of English and a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts . Macedo, D. P. (2006). Literacies of power: What Americans are not allowed to know. Denver, CO: Westview Press.

Donaldo Macedo is professor of English and a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston  . & Bartolome, L. I. (1999).

In Literacies of Power, Donaldo Macedo basically contends that schools and the media in the US are being used as institutional mechanisms to prevent independent critical thought and impede the dissemination of truth and knowledge

In Literacies of Power, Donaldo Macedo basically contends that schools and the media in the US are being used as institutional mechanisms to prevent independent critical thought and impede the dissemination of truth and knowledge.

Challenging conservatives like Allan Bloom and E. D. Hirsch, Macedo shows why so-called common culture literacy is a form of dominant cultural reproduction that undermines independent thought and goes against the best interests of our students. Offering a wide-ranging counterargument, Macedo shows why cultural literacy cannot be restricted to the acquisition of Western heritage values, which sustain an ideology that systematically negates the cultural experiences of many members of society—not only minorities but also anyone who is poor or disenfranchised. Macedo calls on his own experience as a Cape Verdean immigrant from West Africa who had to surmount the barriers imposed by the world's most entrenched monolingual system of higher education. His eloquence in this book is testimony to the very idea that critical thinking and good education are not and must not be culturally or linguistically bounded.
  • Helo
It's one more book to add to the growing pile that attempts to blame one group for another group's problems. While this is definitely the case in some situations, the author's overwhelming bias makes it hard to take him seriously, especially after much hyperbole. I will say this; however, the book is written well. The author is definitely skilled.
  • Moogugore
Donaldo Macedo has written one of the most important books every American needs to read. It strips away the euphemisms, the myths and the outright lies that politicians, the media, our churches, our schools and our "heroes" tell us; and it forces us to look at, to own and to acknowledge and embrace the truth -- even when that truth makes us uncomfortable.
  • Skiletus
The timely arrival of this literature was vital since I had to use it in my graduate class. Priced right and arrived before I new it!
  • Worla
This book is decidedly not for those conditioned by the system. It is a critical analysis of the American education system. It describes the pradoxical situation of America as the land of free information, populated by the most misinformed individuals on the planet.
  • Qutalan
This book might be preaching to the converted. The sort of people who need to read it are so invested in the dominant culture that they dismiss it out of hand. Its outsider perspective will appeal to anyone who felt alienated by their education but didn't know why. Macedo puts his finger on the techniques and manipulations that the American education system uses to make sure we all end up as competent workers but not thinkers, obediant, if not satisfied. His academic prose might put some readers off. I recommend reading Dumbing Us Down by John Gatto for more concrete examples of how institutional learning facilities work.
  • RUL
This book is admittedly Marxist. As such, it is completely un-American and does nothing but bash Republicans, conservatives, and white males. It has absolutely nothing to do with literacy. It's gratuitous and superfluous use of the word "pedagogy" inadequately attempts to relate the book to education. It often contradicts itself and contains ridiculous analogies. For example, it compares the Holocaust with the bombing of Hiroshima. Even the index is tainted with its anti-conservative bias. Few liberals are listed in the index. Conversely, all extreme conservatives are listed. Furthermore, under the index heading of "Reagan-Bush Era", there is a subheading of "Racism".
  • Hidden Winter
I suppose this review won't say much, but not much needs to be said.
Two words: sheer drivel.