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InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information
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  • Book Review: Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the
           Achievement Gap. Murillo, Marco Antonio

    • Abstract: Addressing the “achievement gap” in academic performance has become prominent in educational reform efforts.   However, too often, outcomes gathered from accountability measures are used to create hierarchies between students’ performance based on gender and race/ethnicity.  In Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian American, and the Achievement Gap, Gilda L. Ochoa examines how a focus on the “achievement gap,” which she argues gives the “illusion” that inequality is being addressed by shifting the focus to high-stakes testing, hinders both Latina/o and Asian American students by ignoring structural and systemic injustices that “perpetuate hierarchical and binary thinking.”
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Consuming Higher Education: Why Learning Can’t Be
           Bought by Joanna Williams.. Tsang, Tiffany Lee

    • Abstract: Book Review
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader Edited by
           Patrick Keilty and Rebecca Dean. Cifor, Marika L

    • Abstract: Book Review of Feminist and Queer Information Studies Reader Edited by Patrick Keilty and Rebecca Dean
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Oral History and Communities of Color. Hunter, Dalena E

    • Abstract: Brief summary and review of Oral Histories and Communities of Color by Teresa Barnett and Chon Noriega.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Continuing Relevance of Paul Otlet, the International Institute of
           Bibliography/International Federation for Documentation, and the
           Documentation Movement for Information Science and Studies. Dewey, Scott
           Hamilton

    • Abstract: This article discusses the historical legacy and present-day impact of Paul Otlet and Henri La Fontaine, two of the earliest pioneers of the documentation movement, and the organization they founded in 1895, known originally as the International Institute for Bibliography (IIB), later as the International Federation for Documentation (FID). Otlet, La Fontaine, and the FID are remembered for their bold, positivist vision of creating a complete, accurate, objective master database of all human knowledge in the pre-computer era—a vision partially expressed in the Mundaneum, a massive collection of hard-copy data assembled in their home country of Belgium in the early twentieth century. Predictably, this ambitious project failed. Yet, as this paper explains, Otlet, La Fontaine, and their organization nevertheless had a lasting and significant impact on the evolution of modern information science, identifying both goals and problems for later information theorists that remain relevant even in the d...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Acker, Amelia; Camacho, Sayil; Goodnight, Melissa

    • Abstract: The Editors' Note for Spring Issue 10:2.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Ethnic Microaggressions: The Experiences of Zainichi Korean Students in
           Japan. Yamada, Aki; Yusa, Taiko

    • Abstract: Critical race theory (CRT) and the framework of microaggressions has been used to analyze concepts such as majority power, discrimination, and the marginalization of minority groups. This study focuses on the application of CRT and microaggressions analysis to examine issues of ethnic discrimination in contemporary Japan. Within Japanese society and its ethnic hierarchy the minority group known as “Zainichi” Koreans are struggling with prejudice and challenging their status as a marginalized group. Even the Japanese term Zainichi, meaning “living in Japan,” reflects their separation from mainstream Japanese society. Koreans are the largest ethnic minority in contemporary Japan as a direct result of Japan’s colonization of Korean Peninsula from 1910-1945. Japan tends to be perceived as homogenous country; however looking deeper, a diverse ethnic presence can be seen. There is a strong ethnic hierarchy in Japan and constant underlying ethnic discrimination that targets minority groups. What issues do ethnic min...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Green Machines and Constructionism: The Rhetoric and Reality of One Laptop
           Per Child in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bamattre, Richard

    • Abstract: This article is an analysis and literature review of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program within the education sector, particularly the deployment of X-O laptops in the continent of Africa. While the project was created to address a specific issue - the digital divide - and undoubtedly had a significant impact in the field of technology, it has specific limitations: it reproduces a Western ideology of individualistic technology use and relies on a strict framework which fails to take local needs into consideration. Moreover, research on technology use in education, beyond X-O laptops, has focused mainly on developed countries. The article concludes that technology is not the panacea for education as envisioned by OLPC; moreover, its rigid mission goals and lack of independent studies ultimately hinder its aim of reducing the digital divide.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • “I don’t think the university knows me.”: Institutional
           culture and lower-income, first-generation college students.. DeRosa,
           Erin; Dolby, Nadine

    • Abstract: Recognizing the complex and diverse factors impacting first-generation and lower-income college student outcomes, this study seeks to explore the under-examined role of institutional culture on the experiences of these students. Using data gathered from interviews with 6 lower-income, first-generation college students participating in a TRIO Student Support Program at a large, public 4-year institution, we examine how institutional culture shapes student sense of self at the university. Results indicate that institutional culture manifests in two main ways: 1) through administrative and faculty perceptions and interactions, and 2) through peer perceptions of and interactions with social class. The results of this exploration highlight the complexity of the lower-income, first-generation college student experience and point to an opportunity to shift the discussion of these populations away from the use of a deficit language that focuses on the shortcomings of the student, and moves toward an acknowledgment of...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Rainbow Flags and Donor Tags: Queer Materials at the Pride Library.
           Cooper, Danielle Miriam

    • Abstract: Located at Western University’s D.B. Weldon Library in London, Ontario, Canada, the Pride Library is a grassroots information organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community (LGBTQ). While the Pride Library is currently housed at Western University and has received some financial support from the institution in the past, the Pride Library remains a primarily autonomous, community-run organization. This paper explores how the Pride Library’s mandate as a grassroots, LGBTQ information organization enables a unique approach to information materials object care and organization, acquisitions policies and donor relationships. Library and Information Science (LIS) literature addresses the information seeking activities of LGBTQ-identified individuals and their needs within mainstream libraries as opposed to considering LGBTQ information activities undertaken in grassroots autonomous settings. Queer theory’s continuing interest in archives provides a framework for understanding LGBTQ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Teachers’ Reflections on Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom. Katz,
           Leanna

    • Abstract: This article presents the results from a qualitative research study that explores the experiences of nine high school teachers with some of the common themes in critical pedagogy. The study considers teachers who may not have explicitly learned about or applied critical pedagogy in their teaching and investigates how feasible and desirable they find the common themes in critical pedagogy to be based on their teaching experiences. These teachers work in a school with a largely upper-middle class student body, so the issue of applying critical pedagogy with affluent students adds a dimension of interest to this study. Through the interviews, three themes emerge most strongly: power/authority among students and teachers, the political nature of education, and teaching about social issues in the classroom. Teachers reveal an unwillingness to share authority with students or make space for students to be experts in the classroom in a meaningful way. Some teachers are also opposed to leading the transformati...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors’ Note: Special Section on Teacher Evaluation. Schaaf, Kevin

    • Abstract: N/A
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • “Education in Disguise”: Culture of a Hacker and Maker Space.
           Schrock, Andrew Richard

    • Abstract: Hacker and maker spaces (HMSs) are open-access workshops devoted to creative and technical work. Their growing numbers (over 500 worldwide) make them a significant grassroots movement supporting informal learning. Scholars have found pedagogical benefits of tinkering and hacking, but the cultural contexts from which these practices arise remain under-studied. How do members of hacker and maker spaces bring about personalized and collaborative learning' In-depth interviews were conducted between October 2011 and March 2012 with members of GeekSpace, a North American HMS. Findings suggest that the pragmatic attitude present in other hacker cultures served a similar uniting function in this space. Specifically, members encouraged learning and collaboration predominantly through a belief in materialities, particularly as GeekSpace's collective identity shifted from hacker to maker. Members altered the space to serve individual and collective goals rather than employing deliberation or strong organizational method...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Overcoming Disadvantage in Education by Stephen Gorard and
           Beng Huat See. Hansen, Allison

    • Abstract: Review of Stephen Gorard and Beng Huat See's Overcoming Disadvantage in Education.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Acker, Amelia; Camacho, Sayil; Goodnight, Melissa

    • Abstract: N/A
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership by Adrianna J. Kezar
           and Jaime Lester. Hughes, Bryce

    • Abstract: book review
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • VAM-Based Teacher Evaluation Policies: Ideological Foundations, Policy
           Mechanisms, and Implications. Holloway-Libell, Jessica; Collins, Clarin

    • Abstract: For the first time in history, many states, districts, and administrators, are now required to evaluate teachers by methods that are up to 50% based on their “value-added,” as demonstrated at the classroom-level by growth on student achievement data over time. In this critical literature review, the authors use a three-tier framework to review VAM-based literature, reports, and U.S. education policies to examine this controversial topic of teacher evaluation that continues to sweep the nation. The authors argue that, given the current problems with VAMs in terms of reliability, validity, bias, and fairness, as well as the lack of evidence that previous accountability policies have worked to alleviate the root causes of low educational quality, it is hard to make a legitimate claim that VAM-based teacher evaluation policies will work in their intended ways.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • VAM in Greek, English, and Implication: Explanations of Different Models
           and their Effects on Aggregate and Individual Teacher Outcomes. Schaaf,
           Kevin; Dockterman, Daniel

    • Abstract: This article first explains how to estimate the most common value-added models and discusses the assumptions underlying each model. Second, we compare how the models differ in estimates of effectiveness for individual teachers, emphasizing the large differences found for some teachers from one model to another.  Finally, our study illustrates how policies for the use of value-added models could mitigate the implications of these large differences and capitalize on the strengths of these models.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Value-Added Modeling: Challenges for Measuring Special Education Teacher
           Quality. Lawson, Janelle

    • Abstract: Teacher evaluation systems that rely upon subjective observations and are limited to binary rating scales have been criticized for their inability to distinguish highly effective from ineffective teachers.  Largely in response to the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition for federal funding, school districts are looking to value-added models as a means by which to improve their teacher evaluation systems and promote highly qualified and effective teachers.  Value-added models purport to measure teacher quality by collecting longitudinal student achievement data in the form of standardized test scores.  While value-added models could potentially improve teacher assessment, there are limitations to including students with disabilities in the models.  This literature review examines the promises and criticisms of value-added models, and continues the discussion of measuring special education teacher equality using the standardized test scores of students with disabilities.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program: Enhancing the LIS Professoriate.
           Cooke, Nicole A.

    • Abstract: With the aid of an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity offered the first full fellowships under the Spectrum Scholarship program for 12 students to pursue doctoral degrees in Library and Information Science at accredited institutions around the country.  The Fellows were drawn from the four underrepresented ethnic populations and are in various stages of study from early course work to near completion of their doctoral degrees. With the goal of increasing racial and ethnic diversity among the profession’s next generation of Library and Information Science (LIS) faculty and leaders, the program has provided an unprecedented opportunity for the scholars.  It has also created the ability to extract a wealth of information from the scholars about their experiences as doctoral students.  The major goal of this research is to capture that information, especially the advantages and disadvantages those students experienced both as Fe...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Semantics of Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: How Word Choice Shapes
           Public Perception, Policy, and Practice. Tobiason, Glory

    • Abstract: Using a framework from general semantics, communication as a semantic environment (Postman, 1976), this paper analyzes specific language used in discourse about measuring teacher effectiveness.  Three contextualizing features of this sematic environment are discussed (people, purposes, and rules of discourse).  With the use of multiple examples, the author introduces and illustrates four common language behaviors (Definition Tyranny, Model Muddles, Propaganda, and Silent Questions) and shows how they can lead to conflict and/or confusion in discourse about measuring teacher effectiveness.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Import of the Archive: U.S. Colonial Rule of the Philippines
           and the Making of American Archival History by Cheryl Beredo. Ramirez,
           Mario Hugo

    • Abstract: Book Review of Cheryl Beredo's recent book Import of the Archive: U.S. Colonial Rule of the Philippines and the Making of American Archival History.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Evgeny Morozov: To Save Everything, Click Here.. Bay, Morten

    • Abstract: This is a book review of technology pundit Evgeny Morozov's latest book in which he criticizes what he calls "technological solutionism".
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Lessons Learned from the Study of a Jewish-Israeli High School: Critical
           Pedagogy in Contention. Markovich, Dalya Yafa

    • Abstract: Critical pedagogy is conceived in the contemporary educational era as a means to help improve learning skills and abilities and thus, the scholastic achievements of students from disadvantaged groups.  Yet, we know very little about the ways in which critical pedagogy is interpreted and understood in disadvantaged schools. This study seeks to examine the implementation of critical pedagogy in a secular Jewish high school in an impoverished neighborhood in Israel.  The high school strives to attain scholastic achievement by instilling critical consciousness. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted over a two-year period, I analyzed the interpretations of critical pedagogy by teachers and parents during the process of preparing students for matriculation exams. This period was chosen due to the fact that these final exams were posited as the apex of the school’s aims and learning process. With regard to critical pedagogy, the findings reveal that two distinct discourses—achievement-ism and critique—played out...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Acker, Amelia; Goodnight, Melissa; Kasch, David

    • Abstract: Editors' Note Volume 9 Issue 2
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Emerging Field of Digital Humanities: An Interview with Johanna
           Drucker. Berdan, Jennifer

    • Abstract: In an interview with Professor Johanna Drucker, she shares her new collaboratively written book, Digital_Humanities, and her thoughts on the growth of Digital Humanities and its place and future in the academy. Her insights highlight the critical approaches of Digital Humanities (DH) and how DH challenges traditional notions of scholarship and opens up new methods of humanistic inquiry.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring
           and the Man Who Stopped It by Travis McDade. Montoya, Robert D.

    • Abstract: Thieves of Book Row examines the circumstances surrounding the wide-scale library book theft ring in 1920’s and 1930’s Manhattan.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: The Social Neuroscience of Education: Optimizing Attachment
           

    • Abstract: There is an ease to which Cozolino’s explains social neuroscience and applies it our most vital area of economic growth, education, making this a must read for those seeking to improve education.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Networks Without a Cause by Geert Lovink. Rivera, Javier de

    • Abstract: Networks Without a Cause offers a provocative and critical review of today's well established social media. The book departs from the recognition that new media has reached a second phase of maturation, after Wikileaks and the Arab Spring demonstrated the politically crucial dimension of the Internet. This political shift is accompanied by growing criticism over corporations such as Facebook or Google, and a general concern about Net Neutrality and regulation of the Internet. In the words of the author, “the friction-free days of a 'multi-stakeholder' governance [of the Internet] are now over,” (P. 1) and what comes next is a confusing struggle for the definition of the technological foundations of our society.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Making History Matter: Documenting Feminist & Queer
           Activism in the 21st Century Edited by Lyz Bly and Kelly Wooten. Coombe,
           Joseph

    • Abstract: This is a review of the Litwin Books publication Making History Matter: Documenting Feminist & Queer Activism in the 21st Century by Lyz Bly and Kelly Wooten.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Pushing Oneself Toward Critical Consciousness: A Self-Study of a Freirean
           Educator. Straubhaar, Rolf

    • Abstract: Using a self-study methodology to illustrate the ways in which educational institutions can be socially reproductive, hegemonic, and oppressive, the essayist reflects upon his experiences as an elementary school teacher in the United States and as a researcher and adult literacy instructor in Brazil and Mozambique.  Drawing upon his own experience engaging with Paulo Freire’s writings through autobiographical storytelling, he argues that Freire’s pedagogical models and theories provide a productive (albeit difficult) path for how to challenge unjust educational systems.  The essay closes by arguing that while Freirean pedagogy may be difficult to imagine or implement on a large scale, the writings of Paulo Freire provide a framework wherein educators as individuals can push themselves and their students towards Freire’s notion of critical consciousness.  
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Unscientific Science and the Insignificance of "Significance": James,
           Kuhn, and Flyvbjerg. Rocha, Samuel D.

    • Abstract: This article argues against the common sense of "theory into practice" and the absolute validity of the findings of social science by executing  close readings of three significant texts dealing with (1) the notion of action, (2) the subjective nature of science, and (3) the philosophical gaps and problems in our understanding of and value for social science. This argument is meant to support the emergence of forms of educational thought that have mostly been forgotten or ignored at the level of policy, curriculum, funding, and social discourse.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender,
           Science, and Technology by Carole Colatrella. Lehman, Kathleen J.

    • Abstract: This book review summaries and analyzes Carol Colatrella's book titled Toys and Tools in Pink: Cultural Narratives of Gender, Science, and Technology. Colatrella adds a new dimension to the conversation about women's representation in STEM fields through close readings of literature and visual media that portray women in these fields.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind. Litwin,
           Rory B

    • Abstract: Review of Oral Tradition and the Internet: Pathways of the Mind, by John Miles Foley.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929. Currie,
           Morgan

    • Abstract: Markus Krajewski, a professor of Media History at Bauhaus University in Weimar, describes his book as the first attempt to trace the development of the card catalog, beginning as an aid to libraries’ flood of books and scholars’ deluge of citations, and later as the corporate office’s ubiquitous indexing system, ordering people, money, and inventory. He sees in the paper index card the prototypical universal machine defined by Alan Turing, and for this he puts its in lineage with the jacquard loom, electronic punch cards, the desktop computer, and today’s palm-sized processors.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the
           Computer as a Culture Machine. Milbourn, Amanda

    • Abstract: An evaluative review of The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as a Culture Machine, by Peter Lunenfeld.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Collaborative Collecting: A Literature Review. Abreu, Amelia

    • Abstract: This paper reviews literature spanning archival studies, social sciences, and human-computer interaction in order to frame inquiry into the topic area of collaborative collecting.  To begin, I present a rationale for the research and frame the topic area in terms of both the social aspects of collecting and the standpoint of archival theory. I then review perspectives on collaborative collecting from human-computer interaction and social media studies. I then frame the topic of collaborative collecting in terms of aspects of collaborative collections, drawing on archival studies concepts. In conclusion, I suggest possible future directions for collections-based research in information studies.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Mobile Interface Theory: Embodied Space and Locative Media.
           Crooks, Roderic

    • Abstract: Mobile Interface Theory makes an important step toward a fuller reckoning with the social consequences of mobile technology.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Ethnography and Language Policy. Gaston, Michelle

    • Abstract: n/a
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Achieving Equity for Latino Students: Expanding the Pathway to
           Higher Education Through Public Policy. Martin, Llanet

    • Abstract: Achieving equity for Latino students: Expanding the pathway to higher education through public policy by Frances Contreras This book is a part of the Multicultural Education Series, Teachers College Press Edited by James A. Banks
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Old Silver Readings: Mythology, Portraits, and Booker T. Washington.
           Schuckman, Hugh E

    • Abstract: Normative historical narratives of Booker T. Washington continually underestimate the genius of this politically savvy educator.  Despite the recent groundswell of interest in photography in the history of education, only a handful of scholars have excavated BTW’s meticulously produced portraits in light of his impact on North American civil rights.  Washington’s images did not simply accentuate his message, they possessed an indelible mythological argument in themselves, reifying a time and place not yet achieved in full by his African-American community.  While his Tuskegee Institute mostly accommodated the temperaments of White America, his photographs dissolved the very boundaries between black and white.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Acker, Amelia; Goodnight, Melissa; Kasch, David

    • Abstract: n/a
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Difficulty of An Ontology of Live Performance. Doty, Colin

    • Abstract: Live performance presents unique ontological challenges. This paper will attempt to identify and name the elements of live performance, to describe the relationships between those elements, and to account for the variation between them.  The primary subject for this ontology will be theatrical performance, but we will attempt to apply the same principles to other kinds of performance, such as music performance, to test whether the conclusions hold.
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Critical Thinking as an Everyday Practice: A Discussion with Sandra
           Harding about the History of InterActions, Interdisciplinary Scholarship,
           and Her New Book. Goodnight, Melissa; Acker, Amelia

    • Abstract: On January 9, 2013, InterActions (IA) editors sat down with Professor Sandra Harding for an interview to discuss the history of InterActions under her mentorship, the significance of interdisciplinary and critical scholarship, and the content of her new book, Objectivity and Diversity. The subsequent interview reveals how Dr. Harding’s work has embodied the commitments comprising InterActions’ mission: interdisciplinarity, critical perspectives, social justice, and the development of early career scholars  The editors strived to provide IA readers with Professor Harding’s insight on the importance of critical inquiry “as an everyday practice.”
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Silence, Accessibility, and Reading Against the Grain: Examining Voices of
           the Marginalized in the India Office Records. Sowry, Nathan

    • Abstract: This paper deals with issues of power and silencing of the “Other” within colonial archives, particularly regarding British East India Company records of an attempted mutiny of Bengali sepoys and Javanese aristocrats in 1815, now housed in the India Office Records of the British Library. It recommends incorporating a postcolonial approach and reading records against the grain in order to recover these marginalized voices. The body of this paper is broken into three sections. The first section introduces the historical context of the attempted mutiny, questions the incomplete nature of archival and colonial records, and discusses the archivist’s responsibility to present as complete a record as possible. The second section discusses the introduction and importance of postmodern theory to the archival field. Particularly significant are arguments by practicing archivists who advocate reading records against the grain to recover voices of the marginalized, how this can be incorporated into archival practice, and...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Implementing a Social Justice Framework in an Introduction to Archives
           Course: Lessons from Both Sides of the Classroom. Caswell, Michelle;
           Broman, Giso; Kirmer, Jennifer; Martin, Laura; Sowry, Nathan

    • Abstract: Using the reflections of both the instructor and students on lesson plans from three course sessions, this paper argues that a social justice framework can be practically implemented in an introductory archives classroom such that students are imparted with both the rationale for classical Western archival concepts and functions and the modes to critique such functions from a social justice perspective. After a brief introduction summarizing course logistics and the action research methodology employed, this paper proposes a working definition of social justice and discuss in detail what constitutes a social justice pedagogical framework in archival education. Next, this paper describes and analyzes a small group exercise on the concepts of record, provenance, and creatorship, detailing ways in which students can be both taught prevailing archival concepts and encouraged to critique these concepts from a social justice perspective. This paper then addresses a group discussion concerning power, marginalization...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Recognizing and Escaping the Sham: Authority Moves, Truth Claims and the
           Fiction of Academic Writing About Adult Learning. Hoult, Elizabeth Chapman
           

    • Abstract: This paper seeks to explore the meaning of the sham with regards to academic writing. It challenges the fundamental assumptions that underpin conventional academic writing and suggests that such writing is actually less honest than the other forms of writing that it sets itself against. It is precisely the reliance on what Laurel Richardson calls the “authority moves” (1997, p.167) of academic language that undermines its claim to represent reality in an open and honest way. It is, in fact, a sham. The rejection of the superior truth claims of academic writing is illustrated with reference to two interview transcripts from a completed study and the issues raised are explored theoretically in the light of the work of Hélène Cixous. It is argued that the adoption of Hélène Cixous’ notion of l’écriture feminine provides a way out of the dilemma. Inspired by Cixous, it is argued that it is possible to escape the limitations of conventional academic writing firstly through the incorporation of a...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note: Special Section on Archival Education and Human Rights.
           Caswell, Michelle; Lau, Andrew J

    • Abstract: n/a
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Featured Commentary: Nelson Mandela, Memory, and the Work of Justice.
           Harris, Verne

    • Abstract: Verne Harris uses the 18th Alan Paton Lecture to reflect on the roles of memory in the reconstruction of South Africa in the wake of the apartheid era.  He addresses three interlinked questions: has post-apartheid memory work only scratched the surface of the country's pain and alienation; does the really hard work remain to be done; and to what extent are the failures of the post-apartheid project failures of memory'  These questions are addressed along five lines of enquiry: metarrative, access to information, healing, reconciliation and learning.  For each Harris suggests a deconstructive interrogation.  While focused on South African specificities, the enquiry speaks to global questions of transitional justice and reckoning with oppressive pasts.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Kasch, David; Lau, Andrew J; Millora, Melissa L.

    • Abstract: n/a
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: The Filter Bubble. Samuels, Mark Gregory

    • Abstract: none
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • 'Class'ifying Ethnicity/Race and Gender: An Intersectional Critique of
           Bachelor's Degree Completion Research. Lundy-Wagner, Valerie C.

    • Abstract: Over the past fifty years, postsecondary retention-oriented theory, research, policies, and programs have focused on the effect of singular demographic characteristics in isolation, namely gender or ethnicity/race. Given that this approach has not yielded significant decreases in completion disparities, this paper proposes an explicit incorporation of social class. Drawing on Tinto’s Theory of Student Departure, and using data from the Beginning Postsecondary Students (96/01) data set the author shows that lack of attention to social class background (via socioeconomic status) may be severely inhibiting higher education’s ability to conceptualize and improve completion rates. This paper introduces critical race feminist theory as a paradigmatic perspective for use in models of degree completion and retention-related practice, and subsequently reviews extant research on bachelor’s degree completion, highlighting the clear, but complex relationship between ethnicity/race, gender, and socioeconomic status with a...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Archival Anxiety and the Vocational Calling. Cachola,
           Ellen-Rae

    • Abstract: This book review covers Richard Cox's exploration on issues of ethics in the archival profession. He suggests that digital technology and information exchange across archival professions can foster change in the field.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Human Rights, Suffering, and Aesthetics in Political Prison
           Literature. Ahmed, Sumayya

    • Abstract: Human Rights, Suffering and Aesthetics in Political Prison Literature is a collection of essays seeking to explore political prison literature from the vantage point of the beauty and symbolism of the writings. The essays deals with the experiences of political prisoners from countries as diverse as China, Egypt, Syria, Uruguay, Morocco, Romania, the United States and Canada with varying amounts of success.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Stop Speaking For Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and
           What Librarians Can Do About It. Glassman, Julia

    • Abstract: Radical women of color have a vibrant history of autonomous publishing practices, producing books, zines, and other media; in recent years, these writers have turned to blogs as venues for publishing and communication.  However, the writing produced by women of color continues to be subject to appropriation, without attribution, by white writers.  Using three case studies, I examine this phenomenon and argue that librarians must collect radical women-of-color blogs in order to help preserve their writing and combat white appropriation.  Then, drawing on practices in zine librarianship, I make specific recommendations for librarians interested in curating blog collections. 
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Making of Violent Masculinities: Exploring the Intersections of
           Cultural, Structural and Direct Violence in Schools. Khoja-Moolji, Shenila
           S.

    • Abstract: This paper employs Johan Galtung’s (1990) typology of violence – direct, structural and cultural – as an analytical lens to examine the ways in which schools, teachers and students draw on aspects of hegemonic masculinity to establish and endorse difference between boys’ and girls’ capacities to be violent, and willfully ignore performances of violent masculinities. It focuses on school values and policies represented in disciplinary structures, contact sports, and curricular knowledges, as well as practices of students and teachers, to explore the ways in which they collectively code violence in the script of masculinity. The conclusion proposes strategies for challenging the cultural violence of hegemonic masculinity in schools.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: The Fourth Paradigm by Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, and Kristin
           Tolle. Regan, Clinton Joseph

    • Abstract: Book Review of the edited volume, The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery by Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, and Kristin Tolle.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Kasch, David; Lau, Andrew J; Millora, Melissa L.

    • Abstract: This issue of InterActions features four articles that remind us the world we live in, with all of its inequities, is socially constructed, not a naturally occurring phenomenon. Each article helps us to “see” a particular conglomeration of forces for what they are.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • An Examination of Institutional Factors Related to the Use of Fees at
           Public Four-Year Universities. Arnott, Alaine

    • Abstract: Despite the plethora of data collected and analyzed about tuition as a primary cost of higher education, little to no attention has been paid to fees as a portion of that cost.  Most of the existing research, including reports from the National Center for Education Statistics, combines tuition and required fees into one entity, and rarely separates fees from tuition.  Framed by the theory of academic capitalism (Slaughter & Rhoades, 2004), this analysis examines the use of required fees as part of the overall price of a higher education institution, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Further, factors related to internal pressures facing public institutions are correlated with the use of fees as a revenue generating strategy.  Findings suggest that sales and services of auxiliaries and gifts and government appropriations are positively related with the use of fees within the overall price of a higher education institution, indicating fees may be a result of universities participating in market...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • How Much Knowledge Can They Gain' Women's Information Behavior on
           Government Health Websites in the Context of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Chong,
           Jing

    • Abstract: Using a theoretical framework extended from Rimal and Real’s (2003) Risk Perception Attitude framework, this research examines women’s information behavior, specifically information finding and reaction to information, on government health websites in the context of HIV/AIDS prevention. In the empirical study, think aloud and structured individual interview were used to collect data from 40 female university students in the U.S. in their completion of an information seeking task and an interview. Factors that influence women’s information finding and reaction to information were identified. This research challenges and extends Rimal and Real’s (2003) Risk Perception Attitude framework by proposing an Extended Risk Perception Attitude framework. This research also exemplifies Gupta’s (2000) categories of social construction of gender and sexuality in the HIV/AIDS discourse, and adds new evidence that proves their validity. In addition, this research enriches the literature in health-rel...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less
           from Each Other by Sherry Turkle. Garcia, Patricia

    • PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the
           Twenty-First Century by John B. Thompson. Litwin, Rory

    • Abstract: Review of "Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century" by John B. Thompson.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review: Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans
           Politics, and the Limits of Law by Dean Spade. Nicolazzo, Z

    • Abstract: This is a book review for the 2011 book Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law by Dean Spade.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Book Review of "Gifted and Advanced Black Students in School: An Anthology
           of Critical Works". DeVita, James M

    • Abstract: N/A
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Lau, Andrew J, Liu, Amy, Millora, Melissa L.

    • PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Latino Youth as Information Leaders: Implications for Family Interaction
           and Civic Engagement in Immigrant Communities. McDevitt, Michael, Butler,
           Mary

    • Abstract: This study contemplates implications of Latino adolescents acting as information leaders in helping immigrant families to cope in a new culture. We highlight the heuristic value of thinking about the family as a venue for exchanges of information that, in turn, promote educational aspiration and civic inclinations. This framework is refined by insights obtained from an immigrant community in northern Colorado. We recruited high school students for a survey that documented media use, deliberative dispositions, and orientations toward political participation. Results from the survey guided focus group sessions in which youth and parents conveyed how they experience information flow in family interaction. We find that assimilation is both embraced and resisted in family communication, as parents and children work out tensions between Latino and Anglo values. Information with life-enhancing implications must flow through the family for it to be meaningfully shared, evaluated, comprehended, and acted upon. The vet...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Humanism and Libraries: An Essay on the Philosophy of
           Librarianship by André Cossette and translated by Rory Litwin.
           Erickson, Jesse R

    • PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Critical Theory for Library and Information Science: Exploring the
           Social from Across Disciplines edited by Gloria J. Leckie, Lisa M. Given,
           and John Buschman. Keilty, Patrick

    • PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Culture Centers in Higher Education: Perspectives on Identity,
           Theory, and Practice edited by Lori D. Patton. Shek, Yen Ling

    • PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Archival Activism: Independent and Community-led Archives, Radical Public
           History and the Heritage Professions. Flinn, Andrew

    • Abstract: Drawing on recent research (mainly focused on the UK) this article explores developments in independent, non-professionalized archival and heritage activity and reflects on two dimensions of archival activism. First, this article examines those projects and endeavors which are actively engaged in radical or counter-hegemonic public history-making activities. These non-professional archival initiatives are best understood not as a form of leisure activity or antiquarianism but as social movement archival activism, often allied to a progressive, democratizing, and anti-discrimination political agenda. Second, this article also addresses the attitude of professional archivists and other heritage workers to these social movements. Whilst acknowledging the challenges involved, it suggests that if heritage workers are concerned with fostering more democratized and diverse historical collections then the archive and heritage professionals need to be prepared to actively seek out collaborations and form equitable par...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Disruptive Dialogue Project: Crafting Critical Space in Higher
           Education. Carducci, Rozana, Kuntz, Aaron M., Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely,
           Pasque, Penny A.

    • Abstract: The Disruptive Dialogue Project (DDP) is a dialogic network of education scholars committed to fostering conversations that trouble normative practices of critical qualitative scholarship, pedagogy, and methodology, within an interstice of the contemporary educational inquiry landscape. In this essay, we describe the origins of the DDP as well as present a conceptual framework of the Project based on four spatial understandings of our disruptive activity (i.e., the DDP space as energy, alternative, critique, and possibility). Building on this conceptual model, we provide an overview two specific strategies / spaces the DDP intentionally cultivates as means of transformation and resilience – “disruptive” academic conference symposia and bi-weekly DDP teleconferences –and discuss the role these activities play in the development of our critical colleagueship. Our intent in sharing the DDP narrative is not to promote imitation of our project, but rather to encourage other critical scholars to create, seek out, p...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The 500 Windows Campaign: A Case Study of a Youth Movement for Educational
           Resources in South Africa. Angara, Harini

    • Abstract: This case study seeks to examine what organizing methods and ethos helped Equal Education (EE), a community-based youth organization, convince government officials to repair 500 broken windows at Luhlaza School in Khayelitsha, an impoverished township near Cape Town, South Africa. Through various methods, including petitions, op-ed articles, and a rally, the group succeeded in its campaign. EE takes inspiration from apartheid-era youth movements. In the burgeoning democracy of the "New" South Africa, EE constitutes the next generation of youth civic engagement.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Narrating from the Archives: Novels, Records, and Bureaucrats in
           the Modern Age by Marco Codebò. Wood, Stacey E

    • PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle
           East by Isobel Coleman. Niehaus, Elizabeth

    • PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Public Engagement for Public Education: Joining Forces to
           Revitalize Democracy and Equalize Schools edited by Marion Orr and John
           Rogers. Mirra, Nicole

    • PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The U.S. Research University as a Global Model: Some Fundamental Problems
           to Consider. Rhoads, Robert A.

    • Abstract: This paper examines the development of the U.S. research university, highlighting both its great success as well as some fundamental problems. Arguing that the U.S. research university is often looked to globally as a model for other nations, the author offers some cautionary concerns. More specifically, the author identifies four critical stages in the development of the U.S. research university: the Germanic influence of the 1800s, the rise of government sponsorship of research during World Wars I and II, the emergence of the multiversity, and the rise of the entrepreneurial university under neoliberalism. The author argues that critical flaws related to each of these stages are evident in the contemporary rendition of the U.S. research university and that such flaws must be considered in either drawing from the U.S. model or in seeking to recast it.
      PubDate: Tue, 31 May 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Library+of+Walls:+The+Library+of+Congress+and+the+Contradictions+of+Information+Society+by+Samuel+Gerald+Collins.+Pendse,+Liladhar+R&rft.title=InterActions:+UCLA+Journal+of+Education+and+Information&rft.issn=1548-3320&rft.date=2011&rft.volume=">Review: Library of Walls: The
           Library of Congress and the Contradictions of Information Society
    by
           Samuel Gerald Collins. Pendse, Liladhar R

    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Teaching+Adult+Literacy:+Principles+and+Practice+edited+by+Nora+Hughes+and+Irene+Schwab.+Kaloustian,+Talar&rft.title=InterActions:+UCLA+Journal+of+Education+and+Information&rft.issn=1548-3320&rft.date=2011&rft.volume=">Review: Teaching Adult Literacy:
           Principles and Practice
    edited by Nora Hughes and Irene Schwab.
           Kaloustian, Talar

    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The+Death+and+Life+of+the+Great+American+School+System:+How+Testing+and+Choice+Are+Undermining+Education+by+Diane+Ravitch.+Cody,+Scott+M.&rft.title=InterActions:+UCLA+Journal+of+Education+and+Information&rft.issn=1548-3320&rft.date=2011&rft.volume=">Review: The Death and Life of the
           Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining
           Education
    by Diane Ravitch. Cody, Scott M.

    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Uncommon Services: Public Library Services to Incarcerated Populations.
           Klick, Lindsay RS

    • Abstract: Public libraries have long been devoted to reaching out to underserved populations within their communities. Outreach to local correctional facilities is one type of outreach that has not been fully embraced by the public library community. This paper has three aims: 1)to assess the current state of public library outreach to correctional institutions in California; 2) to outline the current state of information service in correctional facilities and demonstrate how public libraries and the communities they serve have a vested interest in serving local detainees; and 3) to highlight three model programs which show how partnerships between public libraries and correctional institutions can have far reaching benefits beyond the walls of the respective institutions. These three subjects taken together should serve as a call to action to broaden the notion of the public library’s service area to include people who are incarcerated in their community.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Pinays+in+College.+Paz,+Chiara+Chastina+G&rft.title=InterActions:+UCLA+Journal+of+Education+and+Information&rft.issn=1548-3320&rft.date=2011&rft.volume=">Making Meaning of Parental Influence among        xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pinays in College. Paz, Chiara
           Chastina G

    • Abstract: This qualitative research paper examines the processes that Filipino immigrants’ daughters (Pinays) use to negotiate their realities at home and in college. A Peminist framework was used in constructing the interview questions and in analyzing the study’s findings. Peminism is a framework that considers the uniqueness of Pinays' immigration background as it relates to their experiences in the United States. The interview data from twelve undergraduate Pinays revealed two issues regarding their majors and career aspirations: (a) parents’ nonverbal expression of expectations, and (b) the children’s unconscious desire to compromise. University personnel ought to pay attention to these students as a group that has realities that may not be shared by other Asian American communities.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • A+Space+for+Hate:+The+White+Power+Movement’s+Adaptation+into+Cyberspace+by+Adam+G.+Klein.+Garcia,+Patricia&rft.title=InterActions:+UCLA+Journal+of+Education+and+Information&rft.issn=1548-3320&rft.date=2011&rft.volume=">Review: A Space for Hate: The
           White Power Movement’s Adaptation into Cyberspace
    by Adam G.
           Klein. Garcia, Patricia

    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Academic+Repression:+Reflections+from+the+Academic+Industrial+Complex+edited+by+Anthony+J.+Nocella,+II,+Steven+Best,+and+Peter+McLaren.+Garcia,+Antero&rft.title=InterActions:+UCLA+Journal+of+Education+and+Information&rft.issn=1548-3320&rft.date=2011&rft.volume=">Review: Academic Repression:
           Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex
    edited by Anthony J.
           Nocella, II, Steven Best, and Peter McLaren. Garcia, Antero

    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Kogi Truck Culture. Choy, Vivian

    • Abstract: Food trucks have become a large phenomenon in many parts of Southern California. In fact, the University of California, Los Angeles had begun permitting several food trucks to park on campus for hungry students, in response to the closure of the Bombshelter, a major campus food court. These trucks’ budding popularity has been spurred by the notable Kogi Trucks, which began its business serving those in Los Angeles. To explore the heart of this Kogi hype, I took two trips to the intersection of Gayley and Charles E. Young Drive in Westwood, Los Angeles. Two themes had emerged during my observations: gatekeepers, as well as a shift in conversation focus corresponding with time and position in line. I adopted the Metoyer-Duran gatekeeper model to illustrate the various personalities I encountered. In addition, I propose an information-seeking model to portray a general scheme of what happens in a Kogi waiting line. Possible considerations for future, more extensive studies are also noted.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Lau, Andrew J, Liu, Amy, Millora, Melissa L.

    • PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Institutionalizing Disparities in Education: A Case Study of Segregation
           in Wayne County, North Carolina High Schools. Joyner, Ann Moss, Marsh, Ben
           

    • Abstract: This study uses GIS to analyze the student bodies and the attendance zones of high schools in Wayne County to address the issue of racial and economic segregation. In this case study, we examine a school district in Wayne County, North Carolina, which was 34.5% minority in 1989 (Census, 1990), with a poverty rate of 15.2%. Prior to merger, the county had two school districts: one predominantly White and one predominantly Black. The lone predominantly Black high school, prior to merger (1988-89), changed from 82.5% minority and 49.0% poor to 99.9% minority and 86% poor (2008-09, post-merger). Using GIS, we analyzed race and other socio-economic factors of the county’s school attendance zones as currently designed by the Wayne County School Board. We also used GIS to design alternative attendance zones, in order to assess the need for such segregation to achieve neighborhood schools, and conclude that there was no need to maintain severely segregated schools in order to achieve community schools.
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Keilty, Patrick; Lau, Andrew J.; Liu, Amy

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Market Values in Higher Education: A Review of the For-Profit Sector.
           Millora, Melissa L.

    • Abstract: This paper reviews the research literature on for-profit higher education within the context of an increasingly marketized system of higher education in the U.S. The paper describes how market values have influenced important aspects of the system, including federal student aid policy, accountability standards, and the rise of the private for-profit sector. The paper concludes with some suggestions for future research that can provide a better understanding of the role that for-profit institutions play in the U.S. system of higher education.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Polyphony in Social Classification: Exploring Hybrid Forms of Speech,
           Practice, and Text in Digital Settings. Nguyen, Lilly

    • Abstract: As information technologies grow and the digital online spaces become increasingly popular places for social interaction, we are confronted with new forms of sociality, practice, and knowledge organization that defy traditional distinctions between document, text, speech, language, and practice. This paper argues that due to these shifts, we also need new theoretical frameworks that reflect these changes. This paper presents a study of a social classification system, del.icio.us from an ethnographic approach to introduce that concepts speech and practice into the study of digital engagement. This paper specifically introduces concepts of monologue and dialogue to elucidate the ways in which people participate in social classification systems and, more importantly, the ways in which they negotiate their relationships to a larger digital public.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Comparative and International Education: An Introduction to
           Theory, Method, and Practice by David Phillips and Michele Schweisfurth.
           Flores, Nina M

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Critical Pedagogy, Ecoliteracy, & Planetary Crisis: The
           Ecopedagogy Movement by Richard Kahn. Misiaszek, Greg W

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: From Polders to Postmodernism: A Concise History of Archival
           Theory by John Ridener. Acker, Amelia

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Slow Reading by John Miedema. Mizrachi, Diane

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Review: Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes by Arturo
           Escobar. Nguyen, Lilly U.

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy. McLaren, Peter

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Self-Imposed Limits of Library and Information Science: Remarks On the
           Discipline, On the Profession, On the University, and On the State of
           "Information" in the U.S. at Large Today. Day, Ronald E.

    • Abstract: The topic of this paper is the self-imposed limits of Library and Information Science discourse and its institutional discipline. In particular, this paper discusses the disciplinary limits that the field places upon itself, its phobia regarding critical theory and interdisciplinary work (outside of computer science), and why public information, such as 'the news,' is not seen as part of our domain of inquiry. It also engages how persons are understood and constructed as 'information seeking' subjects in this field, including LIS students and researchers. Finally are questions of the overarching disciplining of students and researchers toward 'positive' research in the field, a research that is, in part, often founded upon very shaky 'foundational' theoretical models. Arguably, these questions are linked in the construction of an 'informationalized,' rather docile and uninteresting, political subject, both within and outside of information research in the university, both within and outside of information pro...
      PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Stuck in the Pipeline: A Critical Review of STEM Workforce Literature.
           Metcalf, Heather

    • Abstract: In this critical review of the literature, I interrogate the assumptions underlying STEM workforce studies as it pertains to gender, race, class, and citizenship. First, I provide a brief overview of the pipeline model’s history and critiques. Next, I look at the contemporary use of the model in STEM workforce studies, focusing on the ways in which recruitment and retention, scientific work, and identity are represented, measured, and understood. I argue throughout that the pipeline model has a limited view of retention that is based upon socially constructed ideas about what constitutes “valid” scientific and engineering work and who counts as “real” scientists and engineers.
      PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Writing as a Process: An Interview with Mike Rose. Arora, Tina

    • PubDate: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Becoming Protagonists for Integration: Youth Voices from Segregated
           Educational Spaces. Johnston-Goodstar, Katie; Nagda, Biren Ratnesh

    • Abstract: We report the preliminary findings of a community-based participatory action research project grounded in the principles of emancipatory education. Born as a grassroots response to profound racial and socioeconomic segregation between the "gifted" and "regular" learning programs, this action research collaboration was centered in a middle school. The project curriculum was built on the premise that youth have the potential to become protagonists of integration. With that in mind, the project provided a space in which to become increasingly conscious about segregation and to imagine and enact new possibilities for integration. Findings from in-depth qualitative interviews with six youth participants reveal various youth efforts toward integration in three distinct layers of consciousness that we refer to as voice: (a) reflective voice as an awareness of self in segregated places and the associated social consequences; (b) dialogic voice as communal recognition of the structural nature of segregation, solidarit...
      PubDate: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
  • Editors' Note. Keilty, Patrick; Lau, Andrew J.; Liu, Amy

    • PubDate: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:00:00 GMT
       
 
 
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