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ERIC Number: EJ1119592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Extended--and Extending--Literacies
Moje, Elizabeth Birr; Ellison, Tisha Lewis
Journal of Education, v196 n3 p27-34 2016
We examine the impact of "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading" ("BNR") (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985) with the idea of extending literacy learning beyond the early grades, describing present-day conceptions of secondary-school literacy learning, and calling to "further extend" the concept of extended literacy. In particular, we consider the ways that sociocultural theories of reading and "new literacies" extend the field's thinking about literacy beyond the classroom/school to include "everyday" literacy settings. Finally, we examine how the concept of extended literacy can be understood as extending conceptions of what it means to read, particularly in an age of digital tools and easy access to information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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