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ERIC Number: EJ1164660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359 6748
Literacy Practices, Identity and Engagement: Integrating Multifaceted Identities of College Students to Support Learning
Brzeski, Angela
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v22 n3 p391-408 2017
This article explores the relationship between the identities and engagement in literacy practices across the home and college domains through case studies of two contrasting students studying on a childcare course at a further education (FE) college in the United Kingdom. The data are drawn from classroom observations, analysis of artefacts and semi structured interviews with the students and their teacher. Findings show that there are specific literacy practices associated with specific identities and that aspects of these are utilised, and engaged with, by students in the college classroom to support their learning. It has also shown that identity is a fundamental part of, and an influencing factor upon, the literacy practice itself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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