Friday, September 19, 2008

Topic: Educational Jargon

10-second review: Not in plain English.

Title: “(Re)Framing policy analysis.” L P Stevens. Journal of adolescent and Adult Literacy (JAAL) (September 2008), 70-72. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Edspeak”: “Through analyses of new issues are framed, we can better understand the social contexts of our work and what is possible and not possible discursively, and this puts us in a more agentive position for engaging in and transforming dialogues about adolescents, adults and literacy.” [Bold face mine. RayS.]

Comment: Will someone please tell me what this sentence says in plain English? RayS.

This blog, English Updates, reviews selected articles from current (2008-2009) professional English education journals.

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