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Closing the Gap in Education?

About the Editors

Ilana Snyder is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her research has investigated the changes to literacy practices associated with the use of digital technologies. Books that explore these changes include: Hypertext (1996), Page to Screen (1997), Teachers and Technoliteracy, with Colin Lankshear and Bill Green (2000), Silicon Literacies (2002) and Doing Literacy Online, with Catherine Beavis (2004). Her research has also considered the connections between literacy, learning, technology and disadvantage. In her most recent book, The Literacy Wars (2008), Ilana discusses the politics of the volatile media debates around literacy education in Australia drawing parallels with the US and the UK.

 

John Nieuwenhuysen is Foundation Director of the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, Visiting Professor, King’s College, University of London, and a member of Council, RMIT University in Melbourne. He was previously Foundation Director of the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research, and Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. A graduate of the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia, he received an award (AM) in the Order of Australia in 2003 for services to independent public and private research, and the reform of the liquor laws of Victoria.

 

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Closing the Gap in Education?

   by Ilana Snyder and John Nieuwenhuysen