ERIC Number: EJ782737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 36
Living "Glocally" with Literacy Success in the Midwest
Sarroub, Loukia K.
Theory Into Practice, v47 n1 p59-66 Jan 2008
This article examines the concept of glocality as a way to better understand why immigrants, poor people, print-illiterate families, and boys are short-changed by schools that often operate under a deficit model or deprivation model in which students' economic, language, and gender status is the main determinant for school success. The author offers for discussion a set of themes that address (a) the challenges of recent immigration and resettlement in the Midwestern region of the United States, (b) the concept of glocality in connection to youth literacies and transnationalism, (c) the Midwest as a glocal context, and (d) the implications of success in relation to teachers and schools. Examples of glocality are drawn from research on Middle Eastern youth immigrant and refugee populations from Yemen and Iraq, as well as low socioeconomic American youth.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Poverty, Illiteracy, Males, Socioeconomic Status, Gender Differences, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Educational Practices, Refugees, North Americans, Youth, Land Settlement, Acculturation, Literacy, Academic Achievement, Cultural Context
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Iraq; Yemen