Professor Rosalind Horowitz (The University of Texas at San Antonio, College of Education and Human Development) delivered the Meadows Lecture for Excellence in Education on “Literacy and Orality: The Reconstitution of writing in technologically and culturally evolving contexts” at The University of North Texas (UNT) to faculty and doctoral students from locations across the world including Pakistan, Egypt, Japan, China, South America, and Mexico.
Horowitz was one of three international scholars invited to present research on cultural and linguistic factors influencing curricula and global perspectives on education.
Horowitz’s talk was based on her research that examines school dialogic communication as it contributes to literacy development, multiple source processing, and the crediting of sources across cultures in academic writing. With the new immigrant populations in the U.S., from lower grades to higher education, come writers who live in a vastly changing oral-technological world and who are highly mobile. Academic writing is reconstituted as subject to this new orality.
Horowitz’s talk was followed by a reception and dinner in honor of her research. This talk will be published in an international journal at the University of Hong Kong.