Inciting the social imagination to realising the dream : An unfolding story of reform in a low-socioeconomic school

Mills, Kathy A. (2011) Inciting the social imagination to realising the dream : An unfolding story of reform in a low-socioeconomic school. In Proceedings of the AERA 2011 Annual Meeting, American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, Louisiana.

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This paper presentation addresses design-based research that became a catalyst for social change among a disadvantaged school community. The aim of the longitudinal research was to protoype an evidence-based model for whole school digital and print literacy pedagogy renewal among students from low socioeconomic, Indigenous, and migrant backgrounds. Applying Anthony Gidden’s principle of the “duality of structure”, the paper presentation interprets how the collective agency of researchers and the school community began to transform the structural properties of the institution in a two-way dynamism, so that the structural properties of the school were not outside of individual action, but were implicated in its reproduction and transformation.

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ID Code: 43366
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: school reform , sociology, education, structuration theory, literacy, digital , agency, structure
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 AERA and Dr. K.A. Mills
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2011 03:51
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 10:16

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