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ERIC Number: EJ899378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1555-9734
A Family Affair: Competing Sponsors of Literacy in Appalachian Students' Lives
Webb-Sunderhaus, Sara
Community Literacy Journal, v2 n1 p5-24 2007
This article explores the literacy lives of students enrolled in English Composition courses at two open-admission universities in Central Appalachia and the complex role of immediate and extended family members as sponsors of literacy in these students' lives. Some relatives emerged as both sponsors and inhibitors-or perhaps more accurately, sponsors of competing meanings of literacy-and illustrated the larger social forces surrounding literacy in these students' lives. (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
Community Literacy Journal. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: 906-370-0206; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A