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Alternatively the ideological model is, as Christie explains, a social theory model that Street (1993), Gee (1996) and Heath (1983) subscribe to in their promotion of New Literacy Studies (Chapter 1, p.
Importantly, a body of work has emerged which is increasingly identified as the new literacy studies (see, Barton, 1994; Gee, 1996; Prinsloo & Breier, 1996).
The interdisciplinary roots of the new literacy studies can be seen, for example, in the work of researchers who have demonstrated that children progress unequally towards literacy.