Adolescence lost/childhood regained : on early intervention and the emergence of the techno-subject

Luke, Allan & Luke, Carmen (2001) Adolescence lost/childhood regained : on early intervention and the emergence of the techno-subject. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1(1), pp. 91-120.

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This article is a materialist philosophical and historical analysis of the current policy focus on early intervention programmes for print literacy. It documents the direct impact of economic and cultural globalization and new technologies on the material conditions for adolescence and youth. We argue that educational systems and government policies are struggling with the consequences of these changes: new forms of identity, technological competence and practice, and new life pathways for children and adolescents. The case is made that the current enthusiasm for early intervention programs is a 'rhetorical displacement' that attempts to solve the problems of unruly adolescence and the emergence of the 'techno-subject' through an 'inoculation' model dedicated to the restoration and preservation of print-based early childhood.

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ID Code: 10731
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: adolescence, early intervention, information and communication technologies (ICTs), literacy, popular culture
DOI: 10.1177/14687984010011005
ISSN: 1741-2919
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 25 May 2010 03:05

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