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ERIC Number: EJ1007089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Building Racial Literacy in First-Year Composition
Sealey-Ruiz, Yolanda
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v40 n4 p384-398 May 2013
The purpose of this article is to present a case for building racial literacy in students. The author offers support for her argument by foregrounding a three-month study she conducted in her community college first-year composition (FYC) classroom. She hopes that this article will contribute to the growing body of research that emphasizes the need to develop racial literacy in English classrooms and to talk about race in literacy classrooms. The following research questions guided this study: "What does racial literacy skill-building look like in FYC?" "How do FYC students use their writing toward building their racial literacy skills?" (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A