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Anonymous Patron writes "One library in Australia is taking a "novel" approach to love." A 150-year old Australian public library has a new true-romance section after introducing speed-dating nights for lovers of classic texts.
If sentences such as: It calls literate beings to recognize socio-political contexts of teaching and learning, image multiple possibilities for literate activity, and act as agents of change. are considered literate I don't want no darn literacy.
What a bunch on meaningless nonsense.
Oh, pooh! What's wrong with the idea that literacy empowers people? I don't find that meaningless.
Of course literacy and numeracy are important.
However the sentence I reproduced above is complete nonsense. Literacy is not the random stringing together of words, in fact if a patient said that to me I would think they were having a stroke, verbal salad is not literacy.
"...if a patient said that to me I would think they were having a stroke, verbal salad is not literacy."
"image multiple possibilities for literate activities" is sheer poetry; pointless verbing is always a nice touch.
And "literate beings" is wonderful--apparently "people" isn't broad enough. I've always suspected our younger cat could understand spoken English, but didn't really assume that when he jumped up on the newspaper he was reading it...
I'm with you on this one.
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