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Another definition of literacy

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Literacy involves gaining the skills and knowledge to read and interpret the text of the world and to successfully navigate and negotiate its challenges, conflicts, and crises. Literacy is thus a necessary condition to equip people to participate in the local, national and global economy, culture, and polity.

Kellner, D.M., ‘Technological Revolution, Multiple Literacies, and the Restructuring of Education’ (in I. Snyder (ed.), Silicon Literacies: communication, innovation and education in the electronic age, London, 2002)’

References to follow up – 3/3/07

  • Aranowitz, S. (2000) The Knowledge Factory: dismantling the corporate university and creating true higher learning (Not available @ Durham)
  • Burbules, N.C. & Callister, R.A., Jr. (2000) Watch IT: the risks and promises of information technology (Not available @ Durham)
  • Cope, B. & Kalantzis, M. (eds.) (2000) Multiliteracies : literacy learning and the design of social futures (Education 302.2244 MUL)
  • Lankshear, C. & Snyder, I. (eds.) (2000) Teachers and Technoliteracy: managing literacy, technology, and learning in schools (Not available @ Durham)
  • Smith, M.R. & Marx, L. (eds.) (1994) Does Technology Drive History? (Not available @ Durham)
  • Snyder, I. (ed.) (1998) Page to Screen: taking literacy into the electronic era (Education, 004 PAG)
  • The Half-Life of Knowledge and Structural Reform of the Education Sector for the Global Knowledge-Based Economy


    I’ve just come across this article which I think probably deserves a closer look:

    P.T. Knight? (1997) The Half-Life of Knowledge and Structural Reform of the Education Sector for the Global Knowledge-Based Economy

    References from ‘Breaking Down the Digital Walls’

    I’ve been reading Breaking Down the Digitial Walls: learning to teach in a post-modem world by Burniske & Monke. Here are some references to follow up (holdings at Durham University Library in brackets):

    • Apple, M. (1990) Ideology and Curriculum (Education, 306.43 APP)
    • Birkerts, S. (1994) The Gutenberg Elegies: the fate of reading in an electronic age (not available @ Durham)
    • Bowers, C.A. (1988) The Cultural Dimensions of Educational Computing: understanding the non-neutrality of technology (not available @ Durham)
    • Hutchins, E. (1996) Cognition in the Wild (Main, SLC, 153 HUT)
    • Ihde, D. (1990) Technology and the Life World (not available @ Durham)
    • McLuhan, M. & Powers, B. (1989) The Global Village: transformations in world life and media in the 21st century (not available @ Durham)

    Articles on technology and the future of education


    . a c i d @ Flickr

    There’s a post over a EdVentures in Technology that links to some articles relevant to a graduate course being taught this year. Quite a few of them may be relevant for my thesis (if only for context…)

    The course wiki that puts all this together is at: http://edventures.pbwiki.com/

    References from ‘Schools and the Changing World’

    Seasons change
    melting pot @ Flickr

    Today I’m reading Schools and the Changing World: struggling toward the future by Levin and Riffel. The following are references from the book to follow up and the information in brackets is holdings at the library of the University of Durham:

    • Beare, H. & Boyd, W.L. (eds.) (1993) Restructuring Schools (Education, 371.207 RES)
    • Elmore, R. (1992) ‘Why restructuring alone won’t improve teaching’, Educational Leadership, 49, 7, pp.44-8
    • Eraut, M. (1991) Education and the Information Society (Education , 370.285 EDU)
    • Hargreaves, A. (1994) Changing Teachers, Changing Times (Education, 371.1 HAR)
    • Nickerson, R. & Zodhiates, P. (eds.) (1988) Technology in Education: Looking Towards 2020 (not available @ Durham)
    • Rudduck, J., Chaplain, R. & Wallace, G. (eds.) (1996) School Improvement: What Can Pupils Tell Us? (Education, 371.207 SCH)


    References from ‘Reclaiming Knowledge’


    Cielo e catane @ Flickr

    I’ve been reading an excellent book today, Reclaiming Knowledge by Johann Muller (London, 2000). The following is a list of references I could follow up (information in brackets = availabilty at University of Durham library)

    I also found:


    References to follow up from today’s reading

    Here’s a list of references from the reading I’ve done today that may bear fruit if tracked down:

    References from ‘Knowing Knowledge’

    George Siemens’ book Knowing Knowledge is an excellent work and is available freely online at knowingknowledge.com. The bibliography especially is likely to help me with my thesis. Here’s references from the book with links and references to holdings at Durham University Library, where appropriate:


    Resources r.e. Dan Pink & ‘A Whole New Mind’

    A Whole New Mind

    Although it seems to have no posts after March 2006, the PSD Pink Study blog seems to be worth investigating, if only for the links it provides to various places where work surrounding that of Dan Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, can be found.

    Some links to follow up: