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Junqueira, Eduardo S. – Language and Education, 2008
This article presents the contextualised interpretive analysis of communicative practices (artefacts including a song and a comic strip) developed by economically disadvantaged secondary students from two Brazilian public schools. Students' uses of standard and popular languages stretch and problematise social and cultural constructions about what…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Sociocultural Patterns, High School Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Braga, Denise Bertoli – Language and Education, 2007
This paper discusses a teaching experience developed in the context of Brazilian higher education, which had as its central goal developing critical social awareness through digital literacy teaching. The discussion begins with an explanation of a Neo-Gramscian approach to critical literacy education, contextualising this perspective within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Teaching Experience, Literacy Education
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Mutonyi, Harriet; Norton, Bonny – Language and Education, 2007
In this end piece, the authors argue that while this special issue shifts debates on the digital divide to address students' capacity to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for productive social purposes, access to ICT remains a major challenge in countries like Uganda, in which less than 1% of the population has access to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Gender Differences, Information Technology