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ERIC Number: ED516429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 452
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5938-5829-2
Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research
Christenbury, Leila, Ed.; Bomer, Randy, Ed.; Smagorinsky, Peter, Ed.
Guilford Publications
The first comprehensive research handbook of its kind, this volume showcases innovative approaches to understanding adolescent literacy learning in a variety of settings. Distinguished contributors examine how well adolescents are served by current instructional practices and highlight ways to translate research findings more effectively into sound teaching and policymaking. The book explores social and cultural factors in adolescents' approach to communication and response to instruction, and sections address literacy both in and out of schools, including literacy expectations in the contemporary workplace. Detailed attention is given to issues of diversity and individual differences among learners. This book contains four parts. Part I, "Overview", contains: (1) Introduction (Leila Christenbury, Randy Bomer, and Peter Smagorinsky); (2) Sociocultural Constructions of Adolescence and Young People's Literacies (Donna E. Alvermann); and (3) Who Are Adolescents Today?: Youth Voices and What They Tell Us (Sam M. Intrator and Robert Kunzman). Part II, "Literacy in School", contains: (4) Contexts for Adolescent Literacy (Judith A. Langer); (5) Adolescents Who Struggle with Literacy (Larry R. Johannessen and Thomas M. McCann); (6) Proficient Reading in School: Traditional Paradigms and New Textual Landscapes (David O'Brien, Roger Stewart, and Richard Beach); (7) Fostering Adolescents' Engaged Academic Literacy (Ruth Schoenbach and Cynthia Greenleaf); (8) Divided against Ourselves: Standards, Assessments, and Adolescent Literacy (James Marshall); (9) Adolescent Second-Language Writing (Linda Harklau and Rachel Pinnow); (10) Research on the Literacies of AAVE-Speaking Adolescents (Jamal Cooks and Arnetha F. Ball); (11) Digital Literacies in the Classroom (Joan A. Rhodes and Valerie J. Robnolt); (12) The Secondary English Curriculum and Adolescent Literacy (Robert Burroughs and Peter Smagorinsky); (13) Visual Arts and Literacy (Michelle Zoss); (14) Policy and Adolescent Literacy (Allan Luke and Annette Woods); and (15) Tracking and Ability Grouping (Jo Worthy, Holly Hungerford-Kresser, and Angela Hampton). Part III, "Literacy Out of School", contains: (16) Preparing Adolescents for the Literacy Demands of the 21st-Century Workplace (Anne Beaufort); (17) The Literacy Demands of Entering the University (Kathleen Blake Yancey); (18) Literacy in Virtual Worlds (Rebecca W. Black and Constance Steinkuehler); and (19) Reading and Writing Video: Media Literacy and Adolescents (David L. Bruce). Part IV, "Literacy and Culture", contains: (20) Literacy and Identity: Implications for Research and Practice (Cynthia Lewis and Antillana del Valle); (21) Latina/o Youth Literacies: Hidden Funds of Knowledge (Carmen M. Martinez-Roldin and Maria E. Frinquiz); (22) Beyond Hip-Hop: A Cultural Context View of Literacy (Yolanda J. Majors, Jung Kim, and Sana Ansari); (23) Boys and Literacy: Complexity and Multiplicity (Michael W. Smith and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm); (24) Lessons on Literacy Learning and Teaching: Listening to Adolescent Girls (Barbara J. Guzzetti); (25) Literacy Issues and GLBTQ Youth: Queer Interventions in English Education (Wayne Martino); (26) The Literacies of New Immigrant Youth (Danling Fu and Jennifer M. Graff); and (27) American Indian Adolescent Literacy (Mary Jiron Belgarde, Richard K. LoRe, and Richard Meyer).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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