Implications of Critical Literacy for Language Classroom

Sayed Kazim Shah, Rabia Tabassum, Rashid Mahmood, Qandeel Hussain

Abstract


The present study is aimed at examining how critical literacy helps the students in using language efficiently and exploring new ways of reading any text. The study focuses on gauging the place of critical literacy at graduate level and also checks the awareness of students and teachers to this productive way of using language. This study also tries to find out about the gap that exists between the objectives of critical literacy in Pakistan and our present curriculum. For this purpose both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and analysis were used. Finally it brings the results that in Pakistan curriculum dominantly focuses the structural level of language and does not give students sociopolitical insight. The learning of students is more bookish and does not enable the learners to employ their language skill in understanding the ways of the world.

Keywords: Critical Literacy, Critical thinking, Curriculum, Civic education, Teaching methodology


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