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ERIC Number: EJ1028021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Literacy Agents Online: E-Discussion Forums for Advancing Adults' Literacy Practices
Guzzetti, Barbara J.; Foley, Leslie M.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n6 p461-471 Mar 2014
This study explored how adults used a self-selected online forum to advance their own and others' literacy practices. The study was a discourse-centered online ethnography using triangulated methods, including analysis of list archives, semi-structured and informal interviews, and document collection. These data were analyzed by discourse analysis and thematic analysis. Findings illustrate how participants in a global electronic forum used electronic texts, forums, and textual practices to share digital and print resources and promote digital literacies. This study advances a theory of adult literacy practice as socially and culturally embedded and provides implications for adult literacy education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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