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The Learning Conference 2003

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Popular Culture, Identity and Literacy Practices

Julie Faulkner.

Traditionally, English classrooms have resisted the influence of popular culture, despite its centrality in students' lives. With changing conceptualisations of literacy, popular texts are increasingly recognised as powerful resources through which forms of communicative competence are learned. This paper explores the uses teenage readers make of popular texts and how such practices are connected to issues of identity and literacy.


Julie Faulkner  (Australia)
Department of School and Early Childhood Education
RMIT University

Julie Faulkner has recently completed her PhD on teenage reading practices and popular culture. She is currently lecturing in literacy in education at RMIT university.

  • Popular Culture
  • Teenage Readers
  • Identity
  • Literacy

(30 min Conference Paper, English)