Technologised subjects: School, students and literacy in an electronic age

Wendy Morgan
Vol 17, Number 1, p.46
In a case study of one school, different students are observed developing diverse, sometimes contradictory forms of literacy involving communications and information technology. Using Foucault's theory of 'individuals' as the human subjects of institutions, discourses and practices who derive thereby their 'subjectivity' or sense of self, this paper explores some ways in which different student selves are constructed in the processes of making meaning with technologies, whether as readers of basal reading material in skill and drill software, as writers of home pages, or as test pilots of the logics of computer programmes.