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ERIC Number: EJ1059320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
"Let It Go": Exploring the Image of the Child as a Producer, Consumer, and Inventor
Rowsell, Jennifer; Harwood, Debra
Theory Into Practice, v54 n2 p136-146 2015
iPads are increasingly being put in the hands of children in schools and educational contexts, yet there continues to be larger questions about how they fit into the fabric of daily classroom life and what new stories will emerge (de Certeau, 1984, 1984/2000). In this article, we feature vignettes of data from a 2-year government-funded research project on how children make meaning with iPads across 5 early years' classrooms. Understanding the complexities of literacy learning requires an "in situ" examination. Through our ethnographic approach, we have been able to get closer to an "insider account" of the sociocultural knowledge of early learners and their teachers, as well as a holistic description and interpretation of the phenomenon of being and becoming literate (Le Compte & Preissle, 1993).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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