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ERIC Number: EJ746163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Dissonance between the Digitally Created Words of School and Home
Dowdall, Clare
Literacy, v40 n3 p153-163 Nov 2006
This article considers the potential for dissonance that one 12-year-old child (Clare) may experience as a text producer using new technologies, when working across a range of contexts. In this ongoing case study, two types of text are explored: a computer-generated text produced as a homework task for school, and texts produced using an Internet-based social network site called "Bebo." Key features of Clare's text production in both contexts are identified and compared in an attempt to establish the dissonance that may be experienced as she switches from one context to another. However, by placing the texts alongside each other, it can be seen that although they look markedly different, the acts of composing the texts bear some significant resemblance. The article concludes by suggesting that experiences of dissonance in relation to text production may in fact be lodged more firmly with the recipient of any text, when it fails to meet their social, cultural and linguistic expectations, than with the child composer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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