Reading Discussion Shannon Carter & Deborah Brandt
"Critical perspectives still very much guide the pedagogy of rhetorical dexterity in its commitment to social justice, but I am also leery of any project that imposes my personal, liberal political agenda onto my students" (p. 59). Do you think Shannon Carter manages that?
- If you are an educator, you must put your personal spin on the process. You teaching philosophy is representative of this.
- She makes a conscious effort to mitigate any alienation that occurs; however, it is impossible to please all observers, and there will be some conflict involved in the process.
- "critical consciousness"
- a social consciousness that requires that people be an active participant in their own literacy
- coercion-obvious control through manipulation
- persuasion-passing on the idea of "truth" to justify actions
- authority-based in persuasion...resembles coercion
- "autonomous literacy"
- the reader's job is to decode the authors writing, which is composed of symbols, which represent the world
- based on the writer's perception of the world
- "false consciousness"
- the matrix
On p. 43, Carter writes, "a conflict that ultimately led me to rethink this approach and the practical consequences of a critical pedagogy" --what is the conflict & where does she end up?