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ERIC Number: EJ920606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
You Need to Realize It in Yourself: Positioning, Improvisation, and Literacy
Mapes, Aimee C.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n7 p515-524 Apr 2011
In this article, the author profiles a university student during her first year in a support classroom for students deemed to be academically underprepared. Focused on the impact of gender in the classroom, the study examines how this young woman crafted an identity through literacy at a Midwestern public university. The author argues that the student's identifying as a good girl emerged as a playfully improvised sense of self in literacy practices, which culminated into self-efficacy in ways unforeseen. Classroom literacy practices, as a result, mediated this student's transition to the university through a required developmental program, which has implications for how educators respond to classroom identities when they do not match their expectations. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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