ERIC Number: EJ662531
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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"At-Risk" Adolescents: Redefining Competence through the Multiliteracies of Intermediality, Visual Arts, and Representation.
Reading Online, v4 n11 Jun 2001
Critiques the characterization of "at-riskness," with a focus on adolescents, in light of new media literacies or "media literacies in new times." Uses this reconstruction to redefine and reposition these learners as capable and innovative. Posits a variety of socially and culturally appropriate literacies, rather than restricting the definition of literacy to a singular skill or process applied predominately in school-based settings and tasks. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, High Risk Students, Labeling (of Persons), Low Achievement, Media Literacy, Secondary Education, Visual Arts
Full text at: http://www.readingonline.org/newliteracies/lit index.asp?HREF=/newliteracie s/obrien/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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