Social Order: A Neglected Aspect of Brian Street’s Work on Literacy

  • Mostafa Hasrati International Foundation Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


This manuscript is a personal note to commemorate Brian Street and his legacy in education and most specifically in literacy. I acted as a respondent in the 4th Brian Street’s Memorial Event, entitled Decolonising Literacy, organised jointly by the British Association for Literacy in Development and UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation on November 18th, 2020. Before I give an account of the three papers presented in this event and explain why Brian’s work is still relevant, I would like to introduce Brian Street as I knew him.