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ERIC Number: EJ873524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-8887
On "Becoming" Technologically Literate: A Multiple Literacies Theory Perspective
Bangou, Francis; Waterhouse, Monica
E-Learning, v5 n4 p445-456 2008
This article uses a multiple literacies theory framework to explore the processes of "becoming" technologically literate through a year-long ethnographic study of two Master of Education pre-service second language teachers, a Latina woman and an African American woman, who learned how to use computer technology to teach Spanish at a large Midwestern university. The case studies of these two women are analyzed to gain insights into how teacher education programs can support racial minority pre-service teachers in "becoming" technologically literate. First, the authors provide an overview of the multiple literacies theory developed by Masny. Second, the stories of the two pre-service teachers are presented. Finally, curricular and pedagogical recommendations for second language education Master of Education programs are provided. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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