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ERIC Number: EJ1150448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Shaping Our Literate Lives: Examining the Role of Literacy Experiences in Shaping Positive Literacy Identities of Doctoral Students
Howard, Christy M.; Adams-Budde, Melissa; Myers, Joy; Jollif, Grant
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v11 n2 Article 8 Jul 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the ways in which literacy histories and present literacy experiences of doctoral students shaped their literacy identities. Data were collected through surveys, interviews, and visual identity representations. This paper focuses on the literacy stories of two doctoral students with positive literacy identities. Findings suggest that participants valued literacy as a social learning experience from an early age through higher education. These social experiences with reading and writing can take many forms and can be embraced in various home and school contexts. Additionally, these findings highlight the need for schools to create and nurture such experiences across all grade levels, through multiple forums, which may lead to positive literacy identities.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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