Teacher research on literacy: turning around to students and technology

Walsh, Christopher S., and Kamler, Barbara (2013) Teacher research on literacy: turning around to students and technology. In: Hall, Kathy, Cremin, Teresa, Comber, Barbara Maria, and Moll, Luis C., (eds.) International Handbook of Research on Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 499-513.

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[Extract] Over the past 30 years, we have seen 'moral panics' over literacy education fuelled by the media in the British, Australian, Canadian, and American press (Barron, 2000). 'Moral panics' as a rhetorical strategy promote deficit thinking and construct literacy crises that require expedient political solutions. Too often children are blamed for poor attention, disruptive behavior or disinterest; parents are blamed for disorderly family routines and turmoil in the home; teachers are blamed for failing to teach traditional values and get their students to perform; and teacher educators are blamed for failing to impart the necessary knowledge to reach children who lack mainstream social values and literacy practices. As long-time researchers of literacy, we know it is no easy matter to disrupt discourses of blame that attend literacy failure and underachievement.

Item ID: 43548
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-470-97597-8
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 03:21
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 100%
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