VOICE, POWER, TECHNOLOGY: JOINING THE TECHNOLOGY LITERACY CLUB VIA A JOURNEY FROM THE PROJECTS TO A PH.D.

Open Access
Author:
Ferguson, Larry
Graduate Program:
Curriculum and Instruction
Degree:
Doctor of Philosophy
Document Type:
Dissertation
Date of Defense:
May 19, 2006
Committee Members:
  • Jamie Myers, Committee Chair
  • Jacqueline Edmondson, Committee Member
  • Daniel Dean Hade, Committee Member
  • Deborah Frances Atwater, Committee Member
Keywords:
  • Feminist Theory
  • Discourse Theory
  • Autobiography
  • Technology
  • Technology Literacy Club
Abstract:
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.