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ERIC Number: EJ1151296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
Rendering Private Writing Public in the DALN
Alexander, Kara Poe
Composition Forum, v36 Sum 2017
In this article Kara Alexander discusses why, as a literacy studies instructor, she believes requiring her students to upload their literacy narratives to the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN) is beneficial. She provides three reasons for this requirement: (1) making their work public has the potential to enhance student agency, empowerment, and authority; (2) The DALN has the potential to challenge dominant notions of literacy, schooling, and education--to serve as a space for argument and advocacy; and (3) to emphasize generosity and reciprocity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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