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ERIC Number: EJ917029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Blurring Boundaries: Two Groups of Girls Collaborate on a Wiki
Schillinger, Trace
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n6 p403-413 Mar 2011
In 2006, a secondary English and feminist studies teacher created a course and designed a study around a reading exchange for eighth-grade girls from two vastly different communities. Girls from a school in a northeastern state read young adult novels and wrote about their reading and related topics with girls from Washington, DC on a wikispace created for their collaborations. The participants wrote reading responses, posted videos, and deliberated over questions related to their reading and topics related to the challenges of growing up as girls. In addition, they co-authored a girls' magazine for a wider audience. In May, 2006, the girls met face-to-face to continue their work together. This study was designed to address the question: What happens when girls from different locations and backgrounds read and write together, and how might the internet facilitate this exchange? This article describes a part of that exchange. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; New York