Literacy is infinite…
As I analyze the assigned reading, the meaning of literacy seems to grow deeper. We have explored many aspect of literacy….
• Literacy as power
• Illiteracy as embarrassment, shame, uncomfortable feelings
• Literacy as culture
• Literacy as art, songs and bodily gesture
• Literacy in groups
• Literacy in subject areas
• Analysis of how literacy changes our views truth
• Literacy as awareness
• Literacy at the work place
• Social literacy
One can build on Freire’s conclusion that reading words cannot be separated from reading the world. Literacy (in all its forms) cannot be separated from reading the world. Based on our readings I am finding that literacy is a collection of what the world understands and is heavily dependent on context. Worldly knowledge is beyond my grasps. Because literacy is heavily intertwined with worldly understanding, I have surmised that literacy is infinite. I now know literacy may not be achieved in all areas but this class will strengthen my understanding of what it means to be literate. The class has already opened doors for understanding literacy for many viewpoints.