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ERIC Number: EJ932958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Multiple Selves and Multiple Sites of Influence: Perceptions of Young Adult Literature in the Classroom
Johnson, Angela Beumer
Theory Into Practice, v50 n3 p215-222 2011
Young adult literature (YAL) is one of the most engaging and effective tools to promote the goal of lifelong literacy for middle and high school students. This article addresses the stakes of exploring--or failing to explore--common perceptions and misperceptions of YAL. Readers' lives as family members, consumers, and students play roles in their judgment of the validity of YAL and in turn its validity for classroom study. Similarly, perceptions of YAL can depend on the various settings, or sites, of learning, including libraries, homes, and school settings. This article encourages all educators--those of preservice teachers as well as pre-K-12 teachers--to be aware of how their students' and their own perceptions of classroom materials are influenced by multiple selves as well as multiple sites of influence. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A