Contextual Literacy

Contextual Literacy: The ability to interpret/understand/be aware of the contextual factors of relevance (e.g., cultural, social, local/regional/global) in a given situation — with a particular emphasis on the perspectives of underrepresented groups, whether in terms of age, ethnicity, race, gender and sexual identity, religion, national origin, location, skill and educational level, and/or socioeconomic status — and effectively engage in it.