What can history offer literacy research in new times?

Year: 1997

Author: Cormack, Phil

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper is based on a genealogical study which examines how literacy and the adolescent have been brought together in educational and public policy discourses this century in Australia. This study suggests the value of historical research in 'new' times - times when what counts as literacy and the role of literacy in the lives of young people, are the subjects of intense debate. Issues relating to the roles of school and literacy in shaping/being shaped by adolescent subjectivity will be highlighted for discussion.