Tag Archives: Identity and literacy

The best children’s books enter our minds

“The poetry and prose of the best children’s books enter our minds when we are young and sing back to us all our lives.” Ref: p.44 Vivian Gussin Paley (1990) The Boy who Would be a Helicopter: the uses of storytelling … Continue reading

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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu

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Literacy, Places and Identity – Kerkham and Comber

I recently found another article that had been languishing unread in my locker – languishing in spite of the fact that it deals with all sorts of concepts that fascinate me (place, identity, literacy, and literary constructions of meaning). Drawing … Continue reading

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self-esteem in young children

“When a child establishes her identity she is simply becoming aware of how others see her. Once we talk about self-esteem we start to place a value on that identity.” (p.4) Ref: Marion Dowling (2005) Young Children’s Personal, Social and … Continue reading

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How Maui slowed the Sun – By Peter Gossage (video)

I totally didn’t realise there was an animated version of Peter Gossage’s telling of How Maui Slowed the Sun – it’s really good! On YouTube, titled: How Maui slowed the Sun – By Peter Gossage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbM3PwcGi0g also cool: The Fish … Continue reading

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History of the politics, practice and process of reading

I do love the BBC audio archives! … check out the following podcast available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotc/all Reading Thu, 17 Feb 00, Duration: 29 mins The history of the politics, practice and process of reading. With guests Kevin Sharpe and Jacqueline … Continue reading

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Interesting radio segment – on girls’ literacy and celebrity culture

This segment on Radio National yesterday was really interesting – Bloom discussed the fact that in reading and writing, girls have now surpassed boys in 40 ‘first-world’ countries. However, they also know more about celebrity culture than they do about politics … Continue reading

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Adopting reading and writing – a story from the archives

In a book I mentioned recently, Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins discuss how and why Maori adopted the practices of reading and writing – and how early interactions between Maori and Pakeha on paper, as it were, can be understood … Continue reading

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Gang literacies

“Both in and out of school, literacy practices help invoke a sense of identity and belonging; alternative literacy practices matter.  Thus, a study on gang literacy practices reveals that: “…the gang members deliberately adopted particular literacy practices to signify membership … Continue reading

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