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Assoc Prof Carolyn McKinney



Associate Professor

Room: 5.08.5
Telephone: (021) 650 2757
Fax: (021) 650 3489

Convener: MEd specialising in Language & Literacy Studies

Interests: Language and literacy as social practice; language ideologies; multilingualism in schooling; critical literacy; identity/subjectivity and learning; race, class and gender in education; classroom discourse; youth language and identity in South Africa.

Current research projects:

  • 2014 – 2016 Principal Investigator, NRF funded research project on ‘Heteroglossia in Primary Classrooms
  • 2014 – 2016 Member of cross-institution research team, NRF Education Research Grant for project ‘Digital Resources in children’s and youth’s learning and networking’ (Mastin Prinsloo (PI), Ana Deumert, Marion Walton, Cathy Kell and Xolisa Guzula).

Selected publications

  • McKinney, C. 2005: Textbooks for diverse learners? A critical analysis of Learning Support Materials in South Africa HSRC Press, Cape Town. (downloadable from HSRC press)

  • M. Nkomo, C. McKinney & L.Chisholm (Eds) 2004: Reflections on School Integration Colloquium Proceedings HSRC Press, Cape Town. (downloadable from HSRC press)

  • Lillis, T. and McKinney, C. 2003: Analysing language in context, Trentham Books: Stoke on Trent, England