Technology and literacy in the twenty-first century : the importance of paying attention / Cynthia L. Selfe ; with a foreword by Hugh Burns.
By: Selfe, Cynthia L.Material type: TextSeries: Studies in writing & rhetoric: Publisher: Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, c1999Description: xxiii, 182 p. 23 cm.ISBN: 0809322692 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780809322695 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Computers and literacy -- United States | Technological literacy -- United States | Literacy -- Social aspects -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Technology and literacy in the twenty-first century.DDC classification: 371.33/4 LOC classification: LC149.5 | .S45 1999
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-176) and index.
Literacy and technology linked -- The problem of polemic -- The role of government -- The role of education -- The role of business and industry -- The role of parents -- The role of ideology -- Paying attention to technology, learning about literacy -- Working for a change.
"Part critique of existing policy and practice, part call-to-action, Technology and Literacy in the Twenty-First Century explores the complex linkage between technology and literacy that has come to characterize American culture and its public educational system at the end of the twentieth century." "To provide a specific case study of this complex cultural formation, Cynthia L. Selfe discusses the Technology Literacy Challenge, an official, federally sponsored literacy project begun in 1996 that has changed - at fundamentally important levels - the definition of literacy and the practices recognized as constituting literate behavior in America. Selfe tries to identify the effects of this new literacy agenda, focusing specifically on what she calls "serious and shameful" inequities it fosters in our culture and in the public education system: among them, the continuing presence of racism, poverty, and illiteracy."--BOOK JACKET.