Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives

Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives

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Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives, Second Edition focuses on exploring the impact of young people's identity-making practices in mediating their perceptions of themselves as readers and writers in an era of externally mandated reforms. What is different in the Second Edition is its emphasis on the importance of valuing adolescents' perspectives--in an era of skyrocketing interest in improving literacy instruction at the middle and high school levels driven by externally mandated reforms and accountability measures. A central concern is the degree to which this new interest takes into account adolescentsa€™ personal, social, and cultural experiences in relation to literacy learning. In this new edition of Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescentsa€™ Lives studentsa€™ voices and perspectives are featured front and center in every chapter. Particular attention is given throughout to multiple literacies--especially how information and new communication technologies are changing learning from and with text. Nine of the 15 chapters are new; all other chapters are thoroughly updated. The volume is structured around four main themes: * Situating Adolescentsa€™ Literaciesa€“addressing how young people use favorite texts to perform their identities; how they counter school-based constructions of incompetence; and how they re/construct their literate identities in relation to certain kinds of gendered expectations, pedagogies, and cultural resources; * Positioning Youth as Readers and Writersa€“stressing the importance of classroom discourse, cultural capital, agency, and democratic citizenship in mediating adolescentsa€™ literate identities; * Mediating Practices in Young Peoplea€™s Literaciesa€“looking at issues of language, social class, race, and culture in shaping how adolescents represent themselves and are represented by others; and * Changing Teachers, Teaching Changesa€“capturing the productive ambiguities associated with teaching urban adolescents to read and write in changing times, encouraging students to conduct action research on topics that are personally relevant, and using a€˜enabling constraintsa€™ as a concept to formulate policies on adolescent literacy instruction. Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescentsa€™ Lives, Second Edition is an essential volume for researchers, faculty, teacher educators, and graduate students in the field of adolescent literacy education.The primary mode of instruction was small-group work where students completed study guides or engaged in labs. ... from the text and arranged ideas in ways where questions were posed and students needed to skim the text to find answers. ... offering students multiple options to test their biology knowledge on various forms of end-of-unit tests (Dillon, Oa#39;Brien, ... the participant structuresa€”in the classroom, with Ruhla#39;s primary goal being the creation of a a€œpositive atmosphere 92anbsp;...

Title:Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives
Author: Donna E. Alvermann, Kathleen A. Hinchman, David W. Moore, Stephen F. Phelps, Diane R. Waff
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-07-10

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