Sunday, December 11, 2005

On functional versus cultural literacy - acquisition of dexterity

" What do I mean by cultural literacy? Cultural literacy is a necessity and, though we hear more about functional literacy, the two are part and parcel of the same thing. Functional literacy is usually defined as being able to do the reading and writing required to live our daily lives in the societies in which we live. Functional literacy would not be legitimate without cultural literacy. Cultural literacy is about knowing and caring about different cultures....."

responding during an interview with
Samantha Duncan for the
UK National Literacy Journal


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