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ERIC Number: EJ981292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Creating Positive Spaces of Learning: DJers and MCers Identity Work with New Literacies
Stahl, Garth; Dale, Pete
Educational Forum, v76 n4 p510-523 2012
The disengagement of working-class boys from education continues to be a major issue in the United Kingdom; however, there has been little educational research in working-class boys' identity work surrounding learning practices where boys actively engage. This article attempts to address how identities are influenced by new literacies, specifically DJ-ing and MC-ing. Through these new literacies, our participants invert the "bad boy," anti-school, masculine identity in favor of teaching one another and enjoying a challenge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom