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ERIC Number: EJ1066604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Literacies in and out of School: A Survey of U.S. Youth
Moore, David W.; Alvermann, Donna E.; Hinchman, Kathleen A.
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v7 n3 p170-190 Dec 2007
This report is of a national survey of the connections, overlaps, and disjunctions that adolescents perceive among their literacy practices in and out of school. The survey consisted of a mail questionnaire followed with structured interviewing via telephone. The youth were asked about connections between and influences on their everyday, out-of-school literacies and their academic, in-school literacies. Many of the respondents said that personal decisions strongly influenced their reading and writing, and they generally reported seeing some connections between their in- and out-of-school literacies. However, individuals consistently contradicted generalizations such as these, leading to caution in describing a randomly sampled population in generalized terms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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