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ERIC Number: EJ936144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Literacy as Social Reproduction and Social Transformation: The Challenge of Diasporic Communities in the Contemporary Period
Collins, James
International Journal of Educational Development, v31 n6 p614-622 Nov 2011
This article reviews literature on social reproduction in education, discusses the decline of the paradigm, and argues for its continuing relevance. It examines reproductive and transformative aspects of cross-linguistic literacy practices involving young people from three diasporic communities in the United States, presenting multi-leveled analyses that investigate what is reproduced or transformed by situated literacy practices and how institution-level processes shape such practices. It argues that such scale-sensitive analysis provides insight into new reproductive processes, involving conflicts over language in education, that are themselves rooted in new forms of class conflict rooted in global system dynamics of social polarization.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States