Monthly Archives: October 2012

REPRESENTATIONASATOOL

The issue of representation is one I have grappled with in the past, however always under different pretenses or alternative terms. Typically I approach this issue from a sociological perspective, thinking about the nuanced ways in which structure, as one … Continue reading

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The Literacy Myth: What good is literacy? What good are we accomplishing?

Gee presents a strong case for the potentially deleterious effects of literacy and literate practices (e.g. Education policy and school tracking systems). In order to dissect claims underlying “the literacy myth”–that is, that literacy always does good, promoting positive self-growth … Continue reading

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