Critical Network Literacy

Critical Network Literacy Humanizing Professional Development for Educators

Kira J. Baker-Doyle, Foreword by Alan J. Daly
paper, 192 Pages
Pub. Date: May 2023
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-789-3
Price: $36.00

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This practical and forward-focused book presents a framework that uses social infrastructure to produce effective and inclusive professional development options in education. 

Although technology has increased our capacity for social networking both in the digital space and face-to-face, Kira J. Baker-Doyle contends that most professional development opportunities for educators are still fundamentally asocial. She calls for the adoption of humanizing network practices to create meaningful continuing education experiences that leverage the collective knowledge, expertise, and social capital of educators to spark educational change. 


Kira Baker-Doyle’s book represents a critical contribution to teacher scholarship and practice. At once highly engaging and deeply theoretical, this book outlines how a critical network literacy framework can support the development of teacher networks in a digital age, offering concrete, actionable suggestions for nurturing critical and sustainable teacher community practices. — Amy Stornaiuolo, associate professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Critical Network Literacy offers a vital pathway for humanizing, generative approaches to learning in our current moment. Rather than looking toward solutions in a digital cloud or on pixelated screens, Kira Baker-Doyle’s necessary book gently centers the enthusiasm, expertise, and joy of students and teachers. — Antero Garcia, associate professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education

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About the Author

Kira J. Baker-Doyle is an associate professor of curriculum and instruction and the director of the Center for Literacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of Transformative Teachers

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