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ERIC Number: EJ892103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
The Use of Space-Time to Construct Identity and Context
Burgess, Amy
Ethnography and Education, v5 n1 p17-31 Mar 2010
This paper uncovers the dynamics of the twin processes of the construction of identity and the contextualisation of learning in adult literacy education by documenting the spatial practices of students and tutors. The paper mobilises the concepts of localising and globalising activities to make two interrelated arguments. Firstly, analysis of space-time relations enriches understanding of social positioning and this has a strong bearing on the kinds of literate identities that adult students and their teachers are able and/or obliged to construct through participation in their classes. Secondly, in order to achieve the agency needed to resist potentially negative social positioning, adults need to be able to construct hybrid, local-global space-times. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom