Street, B. (1995)
Social Literacies: Critical approaches to literacy development, ethnography, and education New York: Longman.
Every literacy is learnt in a specific context in a particular
way and the modes of learning, the soical relationships of student
to teacher are modes of socialization and acculturation. The
student is learning cultural models of identity and personhood,
not just how to decode script or to write a particular hand.
If that is the case, then leaving the critical process until after
they have learnt many of the genres of literacy used in that society
is putting off, possibly for ever, the socialization into critical
perspective (p. 140).