Fighting the rip: Using digital texts in classrooms

Honan, Eileen (2009) Fighting the rip: Using digital texts in classrooms. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 8 3: 21-35.

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Author Honan, Eileen
Title Fighting the rip: Using digital texts in classrooms
Journal name English Teaching: Practice and Critique
ISSN 1175-8708
Publication date 2009-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 8
Issue 3
Start page 21
End page 35
Total pages 15
Editor T. Locke
Place of publication Hamilton, New Zealand
Publisher University of Waikato
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 93 Education and Training
13 Education
Abstract This paper reports on a study investigating the use of digital texts in schools serving low and middle/upper socioeconomic communities. It draws on theoretical notions of rhizomes from the work of Deleuze and Guattari to explain the network of relations that are formed in classrooms, and that form the context for a set of patterns observed when students and teachers engage with digital texts in literacy lessons. These patterns of complexity, fragility, continuity, conservation and authenticity can explain some of the connections and conjunctions between and across the rhizomatic systems of different classrooms as well as providing a genealogical tracing of the past back to a report on the integration of new technologies in literacy classrooms published in 1997. It would seem that in the current contemporary climate, teachers who work with digital texts at any level swim against the tide of normative and conventional literacy routines of the classroom.
Keyword Literacy
Digital text
Teachers' work
New technologies
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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