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Published on February 27, 2009

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Slide 1: Created by: Dr. Rodney Webster University 2008 Changing Definitions & Approaches to Computer Mediated Literacy Pedagogy 1950’s - 2000’s Part 3 of 3 NCLB, NRP & Technology : NCLB, NRP & Technology Cummins’ et al., show some of the “disturbing trends” underlying NCLB: There is no literacy crisis. NCLB is an “orchestrated panic” (p.10) The NRP used “unscientific” findings (based on its own definitions) that went into NCLB. Testing cannot improve learning. NCLB reading scores have “flat lined” (1992 - 2005) Technologies by themselves cannot improve reading scores. The adopted (Open Court & Distar) are too phonics driven Cummins et al. Rereading of the data : Cummins et al. Rereading of the data 1992 - 2005 saw the “scrubbing” of child centered whole language approaches from reading curricula Same time, reading scores flat lined Minimal AYP has been met amongst specific subgroups (Latino, African-American) U.S. 4th graders read on the same level as their counterparts in other industrialized countries Cummins et al. Rereading of the data : Cummins et al. Rereading of the data They have comprehension gaps. “Gaps in fulfilling demanding literacy tasks (p.13) IEA 1991 & 2001 reveal that beyond 15 years old the US achievement gap emerges 65% of US 4th graders read for 6 hours more while in school than their international counterparts (28%) 32% of US 4th graders never read outside of school for enjoyment Problems emerge after grade 4 Poverty is the root cause Cummins et al. Rereading of the data : Cummins et al. Rereading of the data NCLB because of reliance on NRP has prioritized certain technologies over others: Programmed Approaches such as: Open Court Distar Pedagogy of these technologies Phonics Based Scripted Drill based Does not promote Comprehension: Which is where students are lacking. Multiliteracies & Technology : Multiliteracies & Technology Literacy instruction needs focus on: Comprehension: Meaning-making (learners can see beyond their condition) Encourage “extensive” “free voluntary reading” (p.28) Provide access to reading materials & resources Promote reading engagement This plethora of skills can easily be accessed and promoted through encouraging multiliteracy applications in the curriculum Selected References : Selected References Cope, B., &Kalantzis, M. (2000). Multiliteracies: The beginning of an idea. In B. Cope & M. Kalantzis (Eds.), Multiliteracies: Literacy learning and the design of social futures (pp. 3-8). Cummins (2006)., Cummins, J., Brown., ., & Sayers , D., Literacy Technology & Diversity Holisky D., (1985)., A Guideline for Teaching Literacy: A Competency-Based Curriculum for Use with Adult ESL Students. Abridged Edition. Eric Document ED312907 Please email me for others. More About References : More About References View all websites used in the course syllabus and in my delicious bookmarks Music Sound Effects Graphics Microsoft Clipart Gallery Online ALA Online Store End : End Dr. Basiyr D. Rodney Literacy & Technology Please email me or give a call if you need me:

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