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Curriculum as a safe place: Parental perceptions of new literacies in a rural small town school


Corbett, M and Vibert, A, Curriculum as a safe place: Parental perceptions of new literacies in a rural small town school, Canadian journal of administration and policy, (114) pp. 6-24. ISSN 1207-7798 (2010) [Refereed Article]


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New literacies have challenged all players in the educational enterprise in many different ways. Youth are now engaged in literacies that extend well beyond the safe and respected traditional texts that their parents experienced in school. In this research we analyze parents' perceptions of the relative educational value of their children's different textual engagements both in and out of school. We find that parents employed a textual hierarchy of educational value with the traditional hard copy school textbook and literature at the top of the pyramid, and plastic virtual and visual texts at the bottom. These assessments are understood within a framework that employs the idea of safety to understand how parents navigate and negotiate the often risky literate engagements their children enjoy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rural education, curriculum theory, parents, safety, literacies
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Continuing and community education
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)
ID Code:100553
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-05-20
Last Modified:2015-09-01
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