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Globalisation, literacy, curriculum practice


Luke, A and Carrington, V, Globalisation, literacy, curriculum practice, Raising Standards in Literacy, RoutledgeFalmer, G Brooks, R Fisher and M Lewis (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 231-250. ISBN 9780203166222 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]


What is the relationship between economic and cultural globalisation and everyday literacy practices for teachers and students in that most stolid of twentieth-century institutions, the state primary school? What happens when the very institution that was designed for the propagation of print literacy, for the transmission of encyclopedic knowledge, for the inculcation of industrial behaviours, for the development of the post-war citizen, for the domestication of diversity into monocultural identity – the technology of the modern state par excellence – faces the borderless flows and ‘scapes’ of information and image, bodies and capital? And, no less important, what might happen if we engage in a momentary suspension of belief in current policy-driven preoccupations with pedagogical method, with decoding and basic skills – and ask a larger curriculum question: within the existing walls and wires, capillaries and conventions of the school, how might we construct a literacy education that addresses new economic and cultural formations?

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Carrington, V (Professor Victoria Carrington)
ID Code:144505
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-05-26
Last Modified:2021-07-29

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