ERIC Number: EJ1036806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
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Reference Count: 36
Affinity Spaces, Apprenticeships, and Agency: Exploring Blogging Engagements in Family Spaces
Lewis, Tisha Y.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n1 p71-81 Sep 2014
This empirical study examines the virtual exchanges between an African American mother and son's engagement in a blog. Using literacy as social practices as a framework, this study describes how blogging was developed and used to create affinity spaces, encouraged apprenticeship models, and shaped agentic roles within their family. Attention to these digital literacy practices is provided for teacher educators, literacy researchers, and parent, family and community advocates to acknowledge and extend our thinking of how families' digital literacy practices shape literacy learning and interactions in digitally mediated environments.
Descriptors: African Americans, Apprenticeships, Empowerment, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Computer Literacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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