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Brokering changes: A study of power and identity through discourses

posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Roberta HarreveldRoberta Harreveld
"Brokering changes refers to the ways in which teachers broker their compliance with a new literacy knowledge base for adults. This thesis reports a study of twenty-three members of a cohort of adult literacy teachers working in regional, rural and remote communities throughout Central Queensland from 1996 to 2001. It details the performance and recognition work that these teachers did as they negotiated their way through a large curriculum reform as literacy was redefined from something that was negotiated as useful for the learner to something that is named and mandated by the state" -- abstract



Central Queensland University

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External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts;

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Professor Colin Lankshear ; Associate Professor Michele Knobel ; Professor Michael Singh

Thesis Type

Doctoral Thesis