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ERIC Number: EJ1072930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
"My Journey of Hope and Peace": Learning From Adolescent Refugees' Lived Experiences
Stewart, Mary Amanda
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n2 p149-159 Sep-Oct 2015
This article details a project with students who are refugees who read and wrote about the refugee experience to give the instructor important information about their lives. The high school students first read various texts about the refugee experience that guided their class discussions, journal writing, and graphic illustrations of their journeys. Through a weeklong writers' workshop during a summer literacy program, students published their final narratives. The project illustrates how refugee students have vast knowledge through their lived experiences that often gives them a unique perspective of their own life events. By writing about their journeys to the United States, the students engaged deeply in multiple modes of literacy while sharing their powerful voices, which transformed the community of learners, including the teacher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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