Globalisation and the reconstruction of the literate child

Cawkwell, Gail (2002) Globalisation and the reconstruction of the literate child. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 1 1: 79-93.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
UQ62250_OA.pdf Full text (open access) application/pdf 323.61KB 60
Author Cawkwell, Gail
Title Globalisation and the reconstruction of the literate child
Journal name English Teaching: Practice and Critique
ISSN 1175-8708
Publication date 2002-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 1
Issue 1
Start page 79
End page 93
Total pages 15
Place of publication Waikato, New Zealand
Publisher University of Waikato, School of Education
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
330103 Sociology of Education
740101 Early childhood education
Abstract In New Zealand, the turn from the welfare state since 1984 to a global market driven economy in the early mid 1990s has affected the way that primary curriculum documents have been developed and implemented. Those documents, together with teachers’ handbooks, have in turn affected the way that teachers teach. In particular, the construction of literacy and what constitutes literacy teaching in these documents have affected teachers’ work and have also constructed and are reconstructing childhood and the child literate. The way that teachers teach literacy depends on their constructions of children and childhood and that as their views of childhood and children change, so too do their views of the teaching of literacy. Against this background of locating childhood and children in educational and literacy discourses, other discourses of new technologies, cultural diversity, time and space of “new times” are also challenging the construction of literacy, the literate child and childhood.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Education Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 14 Aug 2007, 17:44:43 EST