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Beyond Dichotomies: Acknowledging And Disrupting The Social Worlds Of Tracked Schooling Through Identity-Focused Literacy Practices, Krista M. Bowen May 2017

Beyond Dichotomies: Acknowledging And Disrupting The Social Worlds Of Tracked Schooling Through Identity-Focused Literacy Practices, Krista M. Bowen

Doctor of Education in Secondary Education Dissertations

This study sought to understand the influence of institutional structures of tracking and ability-grouping on the social worlds of an English language arts classroom – to understand how students construct and express identities against the backdrop of academic hierarchies, and to observe how these academic identities shape social patterns in the classroom. Drawing on dialogic and identity-focused literacy practices, this study used a design-based research methodology with ethnographic tools to observe the potential for literacy events to open more inclusive pathways to participation, beyond the social patterns that often marginalize students who do not fit conventional academic definitions of success. Data ...


School, Melissa F. Carter May 2017

School, Melissa F. Carter

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This project asked the question: What is the role of the undergraduate liberal arts institution in American society, now? I initially searched for answers through secondary research. This did not provide me with a single, concrete answer, but contextualized the topic and showed me that there is a multitude of roles that the university plays in society. I then formed and trained an ensemble and together we explored these roles through group discussion and exhaustive improvisation. Out of the many answers that presented themselves, we focused on the concept that the primary purpose of the university is to create the ...