VOICE, POWER, TECHNOLOGY: JOINING THE TECHNOLOGY LITERACY CLUB VIA A JOURNEY FROM THE PROJECTS TO A PH.D.
Curriculum and Instruction
Doctor of Philosophy
Date of Defense:
May 19, 2006
Jamie Myers, Committee Chair/Co-Chair Jacqueline Edmondson, Committee Member Daniel Dean Hade, Committee Member Deborah Frances Atwater, Committee Member
Feminist Theory Discourse Theory Autobiography Technology Technology Literacy Club
My autobiography is a critical reflective journey from my discourse of home into the Technology Literacy Club. Through the Technology Literacy Club, I overcame my early life exclusions from the print literacy club. Ultimately, through these technology skills, I was able to join print literacy clubs and gain access to the discourses that enable social and economic mobility in our culture. My argument is that technology is the new literacy club replacing the all important primary role of print literacy skills, and students must first join the Technology Literacy Club to access the discourses of power in today’s world.