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ERIC Number: EJ937119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
From Academia to Media: Staging the Public Career of Critical Literacy
Windle, Joel
Australian Educational Researcher, v38 n3 p311-327 Aug 2011
This paper explores some of the processes through which an educational policy agenda can be generated in the media sphere. It casts light on the roles of journalists and various types of expert in these processes as they pertain to critical literacy. I argue for the usefulness of cross-field performance as a concept which helps to illuminate the special place of individuals who position themselves across journalistic, academic and political fields. The analysis is supported by examination of patterns in newspaper reporting and academic publication, which suggests that contestation of critical literacy serves as a staging device for a team of policy entrepreneurs, whose performances work to discredit and exclude other players.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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