Critical Literacy

Robert Calfee defines critical literacy as "'the capacity to use language as a tool for thinking and communication (Calfee, 1994, p. 23)'" (vi-vii). The co-editors quote Calfee further:

Sudol and Horning explain this definition of literacy in terms of a "political dimension." They say, "this level of literacy provides political empowerment" (vii). Yet the editors never explore what they mean by political empowerment.