Literate Lives in the Information Age Narratives of Literacy From the United States / Edition 1

Literate Lives in the Information Age Narratives of Literacy From the United States / Edition 1

by Cynthia L. Selfe, Gail E. Hawisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805843140

ISBN-13: 9780805843149

Pub. Date: 05/14/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book chronicles the development of electronic literacies through the stories of individuals with varying backgrounds and skills. Authors Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher employ these stories to begin tracing technological literacy as it has emerged over the last few decades within the United States. They selected 20 case studies from the corpus of more

Overview

This book chronicles the development of electronic literacies through the stories of individuals with varying backgrounds and skills. Authors Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher employ these stories to begin tracing technological literacy as it has emerged over the last few decades within the United States. They selected 20 case studies from the corpus of more than 350 people who participated in interviews or completed a technological literacy questionnaire during six years of their study. The book is organized into seven chapters that follow the 20 participants in their efforts to acquire varying degrees of technological literacy. Each chapter situates the participants' life-history accounts in the cultural ecology of the time, tracing major political, economic, social, and educational events, factors, and trends that may have influenced—and been influenced by—literacy practices and values. These literacy histories are richly sown with information that can help those in composition and writing studies situate the processes of acquiring the literacies of technology in specific cultural, material, educational, and familial contexts.

These case studies provide initial clues about combinations of factors that affect—and are affected by—technological literacy acquisition and development. The first-hand accounts presented here offer, in abundant detail, everyday literacy experiences that can help educators, parents, policymakers, and writing teachers respond to today's students in more informed ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805843149
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.58(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents: G.E. Hawisher, C.L. Selfe, Introduction: Literate Lives in the Information Age. D.J. Davis, G.E. Hawisher, S.A. Osborne, C.L. Selfe, J.R. Van Wormer, Cultural Ecologies and the Literacies of Technology. P. Boyd, G.E. Hawisher, K. Lunsford, M. Sheridan-Rabideau, C.L. Selfe, Privileging—or Not—the Literacies of Technology. C.L. Selfe, G.E. Hawisher, D. Woodbeck, D. Walikainen, Complicating Access: Gateways to the Literacies of Technology. G.E. Hawisher, T.A. Lugo, M. Pearson, C.L. Selfe, Shaping Cultures: Prizing the Literacies of Technology. A.N. Brown, G.E. Hawisher, C.L. Selfe, Those Who Share: Three Generations of Black Women. J.P. Blakelock, J.M. Burges, G.E. Hawisher, C.L. Selfe, J.R. Walker, Inspiring Women: Social Movements and the Literacies of Technology. D. DeVoss, G.E. Hawisher, C. Jackson, J. Johansen, B. Moraski, C.L. Selfe, The Future of Literacy. C.L. Selfe, G.E. Hawisher, Conclusion: Stories From the United States in the Information Age. Appendix.

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