Extending horizons: Critical technological literacy for urban Aboriginal students

Doherty, Catherine A. (2002) Extending horizons: Critical technological literacy for urban Aboriginal students. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 46(1), pp. 50-59.


This article outlines the distinctive features of a small-scale literacy progam for urban Aboriginal school students, which was premised on understandings of critical multiliteracies and explored through technological environments and texts. The article reports the pedagogical decisions and design as refined through five action research cycles. The rationale included: avoiding a deficit paradigm; exploring multiple roles for readers, developing multiliteracies across texts and technologies; building a community of expertise; developing a technical vocabulary; being inclusive of the students' worlds; fostering independent learning and problem-solving strategies; experiencing electronic communities; and including role models.

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ID Code: 7102
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: multiliteracies, critical literacy, Aboriginal education
ISSN: 1081-3004
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics (200401)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 International Reading Association
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:28

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