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ERIC Number: EJ929275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
The Impact of Culture on Literacy
Bedard, Carol; Van Horn, Leigh; Garcia, Viola M.
Educational Forum, v75 n3 p244-258 2011
What can preservice teachers tell us about the impact of culture on literacy? Participants responded to an open-ended survey asking, "How do you think your culture influences what you read and write?" Three themes emerged in their answers: family influence, self-exploration through literacy, and the cultural politics of literacy. Further examination led to three premises about literacy. Findings highlight the importance of students' literacy history and provide means for teachers to reframe their instruction, based on student voice. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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