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ERIC Number: EJ832292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Texts, Troubled Teens, and Troubling Times
Tatum, Alfred W., Ed.
English Journal, v98 n4 p117-119 Mar 2009
Seeking ways to effectively mediate texts with troubled teens in troubling times is worth the investment. Text is a powerful tool for shaping positive life trajectories, especially for those teens being affected by vulnerable-producing conditions that interrupt positive human development. These conditions, coupled with poor literacy skills affecting so many of the nation's teens' ability to handle text independently, lead many youngsters to opt for deleterious criminal pathways that yield to frightening youth incarceration rates. In this article, the author argues that there is a need to think carefully about the role of texts in teens' lives, particularly the ones who are experiencing troubling times.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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