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ERIC Number: EJ719851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Disrupting Literacy Practices in a Learning Community: Empowerment through Voicing
Cumming-Potvin, Wendy
McGill Journal of Education, v39 n2 p199-219 Spr 2004
This paper adopts a sociocultural perspective on learning (Vygotsky, 1978, 1986) to explore connections between the concept of voicing (Bakhtin 1981, 1986) and a Year four student's second language learning in Australia. Results are drawn from a qualitative study conducted in the Australian outback, through ethnographic research strategies, which involved implementing a Language and Culture Awareness Program in a Year 4 classroom. Analysis of selected data related to the learning and development of Jerry, a Year four student, is framed within a discourse of values and practice (Bourdieu, 1990, 1993; Cummins, 1996). The discussion relates Jerry's opportunities to explore French through purposeful tasks to the disruption of ritualized practices in a predominantly Anglo-Catholic community.
The McGill Journal of Education, Education Building, 3700 McTavish Street, Room 345, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1Y2. Tel: 514-398-4246.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia