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ERIC Number: EJ1054379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Orienting African American Male Adolescents toward Meaningful Literacy Exchanges with Texts
Tatum, Alfred W.
Journal of Education, v194 n1 p35-47 2014
Drawing from a sociohistorical understanding of the roles of texts for African American males and data from a recent survey of teens' meaningful experiences with texts, the author provides a general understanding of the roles of texts among African American males and African American male adolescents' meaningful relationships with texts. These understandings are necessary for re-orienting these young males toward meaningful literacy exchanges with fiction and nonfiction texts with socioemotional and cognitive orientations. Implications for shaping more responsive textual pathways for struggling and non-struggling readers are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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