Inclusive Education does not Include Literacy =’s Reading + Writing

  • Mindy R. Carter UBC
Keywords: Literacy, literacy myths, literacy and development, liminal and marginal space, borderlands


The purpose of this paper is to consider: 1) How North American definitions and myths related to literacy have been constructed; 2) How these definitions and myths might be deconstructed; and 3) How a culturally specific and sensitive “brand” of literacy might lead to a more inclusive education for students.

Author Biography

Mindy R. Carter, UBC
I have just finished the second your of the Ph.D. program at the University of British Columbia in curriculum and pedagogy.
Position Paper/Essai