Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)

Assessing Students Critical Literacy Capacity: Feasible or Impractical?

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Failasofah Failasofah
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Failasofah Failasofah
Available Online November 2016.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.55How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Critical Literacy; TEFL; assessment
Abstract

Critical literacy skill, particularly proficiency in reading and writing, could be essential for students to be really prepared for college, work, and citizenship. Students are not only able to read text and write words but also empowered to consciously analyze, assess, categorize, induce, deduce, synthesize, and abstract when faced with the information in any form of message with multiple viewpoints. Hence, educators in the field of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) should collaborate with their students to understand how texts in different languages and culture work within school context which is also grounded in learners' lives and their social context. However, examination-oriented education system, according to Koo (2012), leads to an uncritical thinking culture in schools. Most of them are only trained to have good result on their examination using some strategies in answering questions. Therefore, this pilot study is aimed to investigate the attitude of some high school teachers concerning the feasibility of assessing students' critical literacy capacity. Designed with qualitative method, the data was collected from in-depth interviews with some respondents to know their view and behaviour on the issue. The data were analysed using within-case and cross-case displays and analysis.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 9)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-322-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/conaplin-16.2017.55How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2017, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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