The Everyday Impact of Economic Reform in China

The Everyday Impact of Economic Reform in China

Management Change, Enterprise Performance and Daily Life Ying Zhu, Michael Webber, John Benson. The. Everyday. Impact. of. Economic. Reform. in. China. During the past 30 years, China has undergone extensive economic reform, ...

Author: Ying Zhu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136965685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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During the past 30 years, China has undergone extensive economic reform, replacing the government’s administration of enterprises with increasing levels of market-oriented enterprise autonomy. At the heart of the reform are changes in the employment relationship, where state control has been superceded by market relationships. These reforms have had far-reaching implications for many aspects of everyday life in Chinese society. This book appraises the impact of the economic reforms on the employment relationship and, in turn, examines the effects on individual workers and their families, including salaries, working conditions and satisfaction, job security and disparities based on location, gender, age, skill, position and migrant status. In particular, it focuses on how changes in the employment relationship have affected the livelihood strategies of households. It explores the changing human resource management practices and employment relations in different types of enterprises: including State-Owned Enterprises, Foreign-Owned Enterprises and Domestic Private Enterprises; throughout different industries, focusing especially on textiles, clothing and footwear and the electronics industry; and in different regions and cities within China (Beijing, Haerbin, Lanzhou, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Kunming). Overall, this book provides a detailed account of the everyday implications of economic reform for individuals and families in China.
Categories: Business & Economics

Everyday Impact

Everyday Impact

Is a big, philanthropic donation the only impact that will make a difference? Can an average, everyday person like me, actually make a difference? Feng's hope for this book is to inspire a new generation of changemakers.

Author: Erin Feng

Publisher:

ISBN: 1636769403

Category:

Page: 294

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"Positive impact is valuable no matter how big or small. Even the smallest actions can lead to big differences." Everyday Impact explores the intersections of the "Three I's of Meaningful Change: " The Inspiration of the past, the Impact of the present, and the Innovation of the future. Motivated with purpose, Feng has interviewed a plethora of changemakers to identify how different people from all walks of life can go outside of the status quo and generate impact in their own unique ways. Backed with professional insights and research, Everyday Impact provides recommendations and frameworks for readers to begin their own journey of impact. Through her experiences and interviews, Feng answers the questions: How can I do more with my life? How can I turn my passion into action? Is a big, philanthropic donation the only impact that will make a difference? Can an average, everyday person like me, actually make a difference? Feng's hope for this book is to inspire a new generation of changemakers. It's time for all of us to connect our passions with action, and do our part in shaping the world that we want to see.
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Law in Everyday Life

Law in Everyday Life

Yet the law of sexual assault has a very real everyday impact on sexual life. Rape is supposedly illegal. Yet the rape that the law actually recognizes as illegal is a far cry from the sex forced on women in everyday life.

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472023608

Category: Law

Page: 296

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"Sarat and Kearns . . . have edited a truly marvelous work on the impact of the law on daily life and vice versa. . . . the essays are all exemplary, thought- provoking works worthy of a long, contemplative read by scholars, lawyers, and judges alike." --Choice "The subject of law in everyday life is timely in theory and in practice. The essays collected here are stimulating for the very different ways in which they reconfigure the meanings of 'the law' as cultural practice, and 'the everyday' as a cultural domain in which the state expresses a range of interests and engagements. Readers looking for an introduction to this topic will come away from the book with a clear sense of the varied voices and modes of inquiry now involved in sociolegal studies, and what distinguishes them. More experienced readers will appreciate the book's meticulous reconsideration of the instrumentalities, agencies, and constructedness of law." --Carol Greenhouse, Indiana University Contributors include David Engel, Hendrik Hartog, Thomas R. Kearns, David Kennedy, Catharine MacKinnon, George Marcus, Austin Sarat, and Patricia Williams. Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, and Chair of the Department of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College. Thomas R. Kearns is William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, Amherst College.
Categories: Law

The Social Impact of Informal Economies in Eastern Europe

The Social Impact of Informal Economies in Eastern Europe

dology , on the other hand , adds the focus on the recurrent ' patterns of stable action ' , the basic elements of those practices that are used in the same manner in varying everyday situations . These recurrent practices or methods ...

Author: Manuela Stanculescu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351763981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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This title was first published in 2002. In State socialist societies, informal economies were essential for the functioning of the economy as well as for household provision. Since the beginning of social transformation they have been flourishing better than ever before. They are a main outlet on the market for the newly emerging middle classes, stabilize the situation of many workers and pensioners, and in countries on the downward slope they are essential for the survival of large impoverished groups. Presenting recent research on the social importance of informal economies, especially in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Russia, the editors give a short introduction for each country, and a common compilation of basic economic and social data follows in the appendix. Household strategies in the ’shadow’, groups of informal winners and losers, informal employment in town and countryside, outcomes from informal activities, the macro-economic importance of informal economies, and researching methods are all investigated.
Categories: Business & Economics

Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning

Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning

This emphasis on understanding the generalizability of laboratory phenomena to everyday functioning will be a critical ... Until recently clinicians' judgments about the real-world implications of their evaluations were predicated on ...

Author: Thomas D. Marcotte

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606234600

Category: Psychology

Page: 477

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While neuropsychological testing can accurately detect cognitive deficits in persons with brain injury, the ability to reliably predict how these individuals will function in everyday life has remained elusive. This authoritative volume brings together well-known experts to present recent advances in the neuropsychological assessment of key real-world capacities: the ability to live independently, work, manage medications, and drive a car. For each of these domains, contributors describe cutting-edge tests, procedures, and interpretive strategies and examine salient theoretical and methodological issues. Chapters also review approaches for evaluating specific populations, including older adults and patients with traumatic brain injury, depression, dementia, schizophrenia, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Categories: Psychology

Remains of the Everyday

Remains of the Everyday

... global impact of, 228–31; cost of recycling vs. landfills, 157; ecological civilization and economic development, ... 106; planned economy, everyday impacts of, 99–101, 106–7, 121, 148–49; plastic recycling, revenue generation from, ...

Author: Joshua Goldstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520971394

Category: History

Page: 338

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Remains of the Everyday traces the changing material culture and industrial ecology of China through the lens of recycling. Over the last century, waste recovery and secondhand goods markets have been integral to Beijing’s economic functioning and cultural identity, and acts of recycling have figured centrally in the ideological imagination of modernity and citizenship. On the one hand, the Chinese state has repeatedly promoted acts of voluntary recycling as exemplary of conscientious citizenship. On the other, informal recycling networks—from the night soil carriers of the Republican era to the collectors of plastic and cardboard in Beijing’s neighborhoods today—have been represented as undisciplined, polluting, and technologically primitive due to the municipal government’s failure to control them. The result, Joshua Goldstein argues, is the repeatedly re-inscribed exclusion of waste workers from formations of modern urban citizenship as well as the intrinsic liminality of recycling itself as an economic process.
Categories: History

Everyday Exposure

Everyday Exposure

A turn to the visceral weight of policy in Chemical Valley brings to life the everyday impact on citizens. The Ministry of Environment grants approval to facilities that seek to emit certain substances in Ontario.

Author: Sarah Marie Wiebe

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774832663

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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Surrounded by Canada’s densest concentration of chemical manufacturing plants, members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation express concern about a declining male birth rate and high incidences of miscarriage, asthma, cancer, and cardiovascular illness. Everyday Exposure uncovers the systemic injustices they face as they fight for environmental justice. Exploring the problems that conflicting levels of jurisdiction pose for the creation of effective policy, analyzing clashes between Indigenous and scientific knowledge, and documenting the experiences of Aamjiwnaang residents as they navigate their toxic environment, this book argues that social and political change requires a transformative “sensing policy” approach, one that takes the voices of Indigenous citizens seriously.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Everyday Optimum Leadership

Everyday Optimum Leadership

Impact: Creates indifference, hostility, and miscommunication. 2. Fostering confusing through lackof vision or clear purpose... Impact:Poor focus,little coordination, haphazard planning. 3. Not trusting or believing in the capacity of ...

Author: R. G. Wolins

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449736279

Category: Self-Help

Page: 260

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Servant leadership—both its biblical and contemporary components—how does it relate to patterns and practices in your life, the marketplace, or in a church? The purpose of this work is to answer these questions and lay out a practical pathway combined with working tools for the reader to use as they journey into their future building upon a servant leadership foundation. “Future intentions are determined by present action.” This working definition is a guideline: Practicing servant leadership in my life, the marketplace or in a church is self-giving service with others after the pattern of Christ in order to achieve extraordinary commitment and contributions toward mutually shared goals. “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” —Phil. 3:13–14 (NKJV)
Categories: Self-Help

Music in Everyday Life

Music in Everyday Life

This distinguishes aerobics from most of the situations and scenes that constitute daily life and , indeed , most other ... In the terminology of aerobics , these components are : Warm - up ( slower , gentler lower impact movements ...

Author: Tia DeNora

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052162732X

Category: Music

Page: 181

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This book shows how music is central to the construction and regulation of everyday life.
Categories: Music

The Elusive Everyday in the Fiction of Marilynne Robinson

The Elusive Everyday in the Fiction of Marilynne Robinson

Although he continues to think of himself as “ the Prince of Darkness , ” references to eminent domain concretize the everyday impact of his largely theoretical relationship with Della : “ She will come back to her unmarriage to her ...

Author: Laura E. Tanner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192896360

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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A study of the fiction of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Marilynne Robinson. It uses a variety of critical approaches to explore the way that the novelist plays her large theme of loss into the meticulously created everyday world of her characters.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Everyday Impact

Everyday Impact

As you work through this short book, you will begin sensing the Lord's call on your life in a vibrant new way that will bring a sense of meaning and adventure.

Author: Nate Herbst

Publisher:

ISBN: 1790825008

Category:

Page: 96

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I invite you to let this day-by-day devotional be a regular part of the time you spend with your Savior every day. I guarantee that adding these reflections to your daily times with Jesus will refresh you, renew you, and change your life! - Darrell Dobbelmann, President of Dove International, Evangelist with Oasis World MinistriesDo you want your life to make a difference, one that will impact the world and eternity? Do you want to make the most of every opportunity for Christ? If so, Everyday Impact is a great place to start! This 31-day devotional will revolutionize your Christian life. Each day will begin with a passage from God's Word that is sure to give you a fresh perspective of passion and purpose. Any fears, insecurities, or misconceptions that have limited you in the past will dissipate, as the truth shines on them. As you work through this short book, you will begin sensing the Lord's call on your life in a vibrant new way that will bring a sense of meaning and adventure. You will even find more than twenty evangelism ideas that will equip you with practical ways of applying the principles you learn. After a month in this short devotional, your life will never be the same again. Everyday Impact is a Great Commission Alliance resource. The Great Commission Alliance is a mobilizing ministry that exists to multiply Christ-like multipliers until the Great Commission is completed. Find out more about the GCA at greatcommissionalliance.org.
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Everyday Culture

Everyday Culture

In economic terms, it is difficult to take seriously mounting national trade deficits when their immediate impact on the things we do every day is hard to discern. The implications of trade imbalances are obscured even further by the ...

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317260271

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Everyday Culture examines the confluence of cultural and material possibility--the bringing together of thought and action in daily life. David Trend argues that an informed and invigorated citizenry can help reverse patterns of dehumanization and social control. The impetus for Everyday Culture can be described in the observation by Raymond Williams that the "culture is ordinary," and that the fabric of meanings that inform and organize everyday life often go undervalued and unexamined. Everyday Culture shares with thinkers like Williams the conviction that it is precisely the ordinariness of culture that makes it extraordinarily important. The ubiquity of everyday culture means that it affects all aspects of contemporary economic, social, and political life.
Categories: Social Science

Everyday Teacher Leadership

Everyday Teacher Leadership

They and other leaders can move outside the team and work across the school and beyond to effect change. ... Teachers see the impact of legislation every day, whether through federal mandates, state-adopted textbooks, ...

Author: Michelle Collay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023099

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The essential guidelines for leading effective change in your school From an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. The author outlines the everyday acts of teacher leadership and shows how to lead effectively through collaboration. The book also contains suggestions for leading change beyond the classroom. Discusses what works when taking on the role of teacher leader in a school Contains proven strategies and tools for implementing school change Includes activities in each chapter that are teacher-tested and can be used by individuals, teams, or larger groups This important resource offers school leaders a much-needed guide for learning how to lead and implement school change.
Categories: Education

Gendered Violence Abuse and Mental Health in Everyday Lives

Gendered Violence  Abuse and Mental Health in Everyday Lives

Attention to the impact of male-perpetrated violence and abuse on women's mental health has ebbed and flowed along with cyclic 're-discoveries' of child sexual abuse, and with waves of concern and indifference about domestic violence ...

Author: Nicole Moulding

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317811220

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Gendered Violence, Abuse and Mental Health in Everyday Lives: Beyond Trauma offers new insights into the social dimensions of emotional distress in abuse-related mental health problems, and explores the many interconnections between gendered violence, different forms of abuse and poor mental health. Looking at how individuals can overcome the impact of abuse over the course of their lives, Moulding maps a feminist-informed recovery-oriented approaches to therapy and prevention. Drawing on sociological perspectives and a wide range of international research, as well as original qualitative data presented here for the first time, this book: -Demonstrates how gender and other social power relations play out in the specific emotional dimensions of some of the mental health problems most strongly linked to abuse, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and eating disorders; -Critiques the way that mainstream psychological theory and research pathologises the effects of abuse through various mental illness diagnoses, obscuring the nature of the individual emotional distress involved, its social context and relational nature; -Outlines a feminist-informed, recovery-oriented approach that aims to reduce violence against women and children. This innovative volume is an important contribution to the literature on the impact of violence and abuse on the lives and health of its survivors. It will be of interest to students and researchers from a range of disciplines and professions, including social work, gender studies, sociology, social policy, psychology, counselling, mental health, public health, medicine and nursing.
Categories: Social Science

Everyday Justice

Everyday Justice

The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices Julie Clawson. made their way to Washington, D.C., ... And instead, they saw how ordinary people can work within their everyday lives to effect great change. For them that involved the two-step ...

Author: Julie Clawson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830878529

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Where does your chocolate come from? Does it matter if your coffee is fair trade or not? It matters--more than you might think. Julie Clawson takes us on a tour of everyday life and shows how our ordinary lifestyle choices have big implications for justice around the world. She unpacks how we get our food and clothing and shows us the surprising costs of consumer waste. How we live can make a difference not only for our own health but also for the well-being of people across the globe. The more sustainable our lifestyle, the more just our world will be. Everyday justice is one way of loving God and our neighbors. We can live more ethically, through the little and big decisions we make every day. Here's how.
Categories: Religion

Everyday Artists

Everyday Artists

Dewey,J. (continuea) curriculum views of, 118, 119 and definition of art, 15—16, 19 and developing a classroom community, 118, 119 and discreet versus reality of artistic practice, 2 and experiences in childhood, 30, 119 and impact of ...

Author: Dana Frantz Bentley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772065

Category: Education

Page: 159

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For the young child, art is a way of solving problems, conceptualizing the world, and creating new possibilities. In Everyday Artists, the author addresses the disconnect that exists between the teaching of art and the way young children actually experience art. In doing so, this book questions commonly held notions and opens up exciting new possibilities for art education in the early childhood classroom. A practicing teacher herself, Bentley uses vignettes of children’s everyday activities—from block building to clean-up to outdoor play—to help teachers identify and scaffold the genuine artistic practice of young children. Book Features: Tangible examples of everyday arts experiences told through lively classroom stories.An examination of the teacher’s role with suggestions of appropriate ways to support children’s artistic expression.Clear explanations of how inquiry and creativity contribute to the overall thinking and learning of the young child.A “Voice of the Teacher” section that offers teaching strategies for extending children’s thinking and learning.A wide-range of ideas for teachers who feel they do not know how to “do” art. Dana Frantz Bentley is a teacher researcher and preschool teacher at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received a Doctorate of Education, Art, and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. “Much has been written about the role of the arts in education, especially about the importance of the arts to early childhood learning. Dana Frantz Bentley endows the arts with an additional and central kind of significance rooted in a broad conception of cognition.” —From the Foreword by Judith M. Burton, Teachers College, Columbia University “Like the young children she describes, Dana Frantz Bentley is an ‘everyday artist,’ making something ‘beautiful’ of her informed and thoughtful pedagogy. There is much to learn from the artful reflection and generative inquiry of this inspired early childhood educator.” —Jessica Hoffmann Davis, author of Why Our Schools Need the Arts
Categories: Education

The Everyday Atlantic

The Everyday Atlantic

Reflections of daily life from several decades ago, for instance, may no longer have the immediate impact on today's reader—even those versed in that particular moment of history—as they would on the contemporary reader of the newspaper ...

Author: Tania Gentic

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438448596

Category: History

Page: 324

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Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America. In The Everyday Atlantic, Tania Gentic offers a new understanding of the ways in which individuals and communities perceive themselves in the twentieth-century Atlantic world. She grounds her study in first-time comparative readings of daily newspaper texts, written in Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan. Known as chronicles, these everyday literary writings are a precursor to the blog and reveal the ephemerality of identity as it is represented and received daily. Throughout the text Gentic offers fresh readings of well-known and lesser-known chroniclers (cronistas), including Eugeni d’Ors (Catalonia), Germán Arciniegas (Colombia), Clarice Lispector (Brazil), Carlos Monsiváis (Mexico), and Brazilian blogger Ricardo Noblat. While previous approaches to the Atlantic have focused on geographical crossings by subjects, Gentic highlights the everyday moments of reading and thought in which discourses of nation, postcolonialism, and globalization come into conflict. Critics have often evaluated in isolation how ideology, ethics, affect, and the body inform identity; however, Gentic skillfully combines these approaches to demonstrate how the chronicle exposes everyday representations of self and community.
Categories: History

Performance in Theatre and Everyday Life Cognitive Neuronal and Applied Aspects of Acting

Performance in Theatre and Everyday Life  Cognitive  Neuronal  and Applied Aspects of Acting

The current study provides a foundation for further exploration into the impact of SENSE Theatre R on play and anxiety. Specifically, future work can elucidate the roles particular components of SENSE TheatreR play in the demonstrated ...

Author: Corinne Jola

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889714308

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

Everyday Vitality

Everyday Vitality

While studying the impact of everyday annoyances on well - being , psychologist Anita DeLongis and her colleagues at UC Berkeley recognized how even minor positive events — an easy commute home , a laugh with friend , receiving praise ...

Author: Samantha Boardman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735222281

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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As seen on the TODAY Show, The New York Times, People Magazine, Mind Body Green, and more “If you would like to live a more fulfilled life, Samantha Boardman has exactly what you need. Everyday Vitality is one part memoir, one part wisdom from years of experience as a psychiatrist, and one part cutting edge scientific evidence. Brilliant, warm, and best of all—an actionable guide to a life well-lived.” —Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Science-backed, research-driven, actionable strategies for countering stress and building your resilience “A great deal of everyday wellbeing lies beyond what is happening inside a person’s head. Everyday opportunities and activities that foster growth and build positive resources are not 'icing on the cake,' but the active ingredients of everyday resilience.” —Samantha Boardman, Everyday Vitality In Everyday Vitality, psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Boardman shows readers how to find strength within their stress and how to transform full days into more fulfilling days. Drawing from scientific research and her own clinical experience, she shares strategies for cultivating vitality—the positive feeling of aliveness and energy that lies at the core of well-being and at the heart of a good day. You will discover how increased vitality boosts productivity, builds coping skills, and enhances your ability to manage negative emotions. Dr. Boardman demonstrates how to override counterproductive responses to the onslaught of daily hassles and to respond with flexibility and fortitude instead of fear and rumination. Rather than disengaging from the world while you "find yourself," she shows you how to boost your vitality by living well within the world. As Dr. Boardman explains, the three main wellsprings of vitality are: meaningfully connecting with others; engaging in experiences that challenge you; and contributing to something beyond yourself. These activities foster resilience by boosting emotional stamina and generating uplifts—the counterparts to daily irritations and annoyances. Whether it is having a good conversation, doing a favor for someone, going for a walk, or reading an interesting article and then calling a friend to talk about it, commonplace experiences and micromoments serve as the building blocks of everyday resilience. Everyday Vitality explains how to identify them in your life, develop them, and use them as a foundation on which to thrive. Whether you are twenty or eighty, Everyday Vitality will give you the tools you need to get the most out of each day and to live your life to the fullest.
Categories: Self-Help

Everyday Youth Literacies

Everyday Youth Literacies

or changes in capacity or capability, deep rooted cognitive shifts as in the effects of literacy (Scribner and Cole 1981) or notions of affordances—that its how the use of tools change one's ability to imagine or carry out particular ...

Author: Kathy Sanford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789814451031

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Testifying to the maturity of the youth literacy education field, this collection of papers displays the increasing sophistication of research on the subject, and at the same time offers pointers to its potential for development in the next decade. The contributors track the rapid proliferation of youth literacies in today’s digital age, from video games to social media and film production. Drawing on detailed research and an intimate knowledge of youth communities in nations as diverse as Canada and Uganda, they provide notable examples of digital literacies in situ, and challenge conventional wisdom about literacy education. The chapters do more, however, than merely offer reportage of a crisis in literacy education. The authors embrace the core challenge faced by educators everywhere: how to incorporate and utilize new modes of literacy in education, and how to realize the potential benefits of heterogeneous modern media in youth literacy education, especially in marginalized, remote, and disadvantaged communities. This volume expands our view of digital communications technologies and digital literacies to include complex understandings of how media such as translated videos can serve as learning tools for youths whose access to literacy education is limited. In particular, a number of contributing scholars provide important new information about the praxis of teachers and the literacies adopted by young people in Africa, a continent largely neglected by literacy researchers. This book’s global perspective, and its ground-level viewpoint of youth literacy practices in a variety of locations, problematizes normative assumptions about researching literacy as well as about literacy itself.
Categories: Education