Monthly Archives: September 2006

Access and the Literacy Myth

“Seeing Eye Computer Dog” John S. Pritchett Cartoons (click the pic above to visit the site) One of the primary arguments for [national large-scale projects] to expand technological literacy rests on the claim that such an effort will provide all … Continue reading

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English Literacy?

  “Literacy is the path to communism” (click the link to view the image in its original context)   I have long understood that the study (scholastic) of English in contemporary American society is likely one of the most erroneously … Continue reading

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Research Questions of the Week

How does writing for blogs or online journals differ from approaching the same topic in other formats? If a student completes homework on his own blog rather than as a more traditional report for the teacher, how does the concept … Continue reading

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Transformation, Revisited

  Transformation – that’s my word for this fall. Sitting in a classroom, the stage comes to life, the word echoes – transformation. Funny how once I’ve noticed a thing it seems to suddenly be everywhere I look. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The Question of Cargo

“Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” (Yali’s question to Jared Diamond in Guns, Germs, and Steel, p. 14) In … Continue reading

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Crossword Entry: Global communication?

What I’d like to achieve is the development of a personal philosophy of global communication a) examining how we write, speak, learn, and communicate while b) experiencing/exploring other cultures via language studies and acquisition, travel, and living/working abroad and c) … Continue reading

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What is Literacy? Literacy & Transformation

“TRANSFORMATION” (Image by Dejan Vucelic) The question “What is Literacy?” may be easily defined at its most basic level (concerning the needs of the individual) as the ability to read and write (Literacyonline.org; Wikipedia; American Heritage Online Dictionary). Adding to … Continue reading

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