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ERIC Number: EJ797196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Girls' Visual Representations of Literacy in a Rural Ugandan Community
Kendrick, Maureen; Jones, Shelley
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n2 p371-404 2008
This Ugandan-based study examined how visual modes of communication provide insights into girls' perceptions of literacy, and open broader dialogues on literacy, women, and development. Twenty-nine primary school girls used drawing and 15 secondary school girls used photography to depict local literacy practices in relation to their own lives and experiences. The images they captured provide a window on the interface between local and global literacy practices, and the "freedoms" (Sen, 1999) associated with literacy. Drawing and photography move beyond language to make visible the barriers that have historically marginalized and excluded girls from full participation in the development process. (Contains 6 figures and 1 note.) [Abstract provided in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uganda