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Literacy by Design not by default: social capital's role in literacy learning


Falk, IH, Literacy by Design not by default: social capital's role in literacy learning, Journal of Research in Reading, 24, (3) pp. 313-323. ISSN 0141-0423 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-9817.00152


This paper argues the significance of social capital in the literacy learning process and discusses the roles and effects of various elements of social capital, such as networks and trust. An illustrative case study shows how the knowledge and identity resources drawn on during learning interactions rely as much for their success on identity-shifting as they do on skills and knowledge. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications for learning and education, especially literacy education. United Kingdom Reading Association 2001.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:Sociology of education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Falk, IH (Associate Professor Ian Falk)
ID Code:22616
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Aust
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-05-22

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