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ERIC Number: EJ1112418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
"Closer to God": Following Religion across the Lifeworlds of an Urban Youth
Skerrett, Allison
Urban Education, v51 n8 p964-990 Oct 2016
This article uses case study methods and theories of literacy as social practice to explore how an adolescent developed her religious identity and religious literacies in relationship with more secular identities and literacy practices across multiple social contexts. It further examines how the youth engaged her religious identity and religious literacies concomitantly with other identities and literacy practices for developing and displaying academic identity and academic literacies in school. In so doing, the article offers important theoretical understandings and pedagogical implications relative to the potential of religious identity and religious literacies in the education of increasingly diverse urban school populations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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