This presentation highlighted the precolonial indigenous literacy practices portrayed in postcolonial African literature, and showed how writer contest the epistemic injustices committed through colonialist practices of literacy.
Our first cohort of elementary and secondary teachers joined us for a week of professional development that lead to school year inquiry groups.
MLLC at Mizzou
Rethinking canonical views of language and literacy
We subscribe to a view of schooling that embraces our pluralistic society and values the diversity of languages, literacies, and knowledge traditions represented by the heritage cultures in our immigrant nation. We promote schooling that nourishes the continually evolving hybrid cultural practices that result from the intermingling of those traditions." -Metz, "Decentering Standardized English"