ERIC Number: EJ1079849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
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"Y'all Always Told Me to Stand up for What I Believe In": 21st-Century Youth Writers, Activism, and Civic Engagement
Haddix, Marcelle; Everson, Josanique; Hodge, Reba Y.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n3 p261-265 Nov 2015
In this article, the authors share their individual and connected experiences--as a youth writer, a workshop facilitator, and the program director--of writing together in a community-engaged writing project in efforts to support the civically engaged activist work of youth writers. The authors draw on their personal narratives and conversations to share an example of what happened when a youth writer called for social action and change, when her call was heard by supportive adults in her community, and when her writing contributed to moving forward a school reform agenda.
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Collaborative Writing, Activism, Personal Narratives, Authors, Social Action, Social Change, Educational Change
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