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ERIC Number: EJ964788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
Using a Text-Based Verbal Protocol to Elicit Secondary English Teachers' Perspectives on New Literacies
Lewis, Elizabeth C.; Chandler-Olcott, Kelly
Literacy Research and Instruction, v51 n3 p196-213 2012
This article reports on the use of a text-based verbal protocol (Afflerbach, 2000) situated within individual interviews to elicit secondary English teachers' perspectives on new literacies (Albers & Harste, 2007; Coiro, Knobel, Lankshear, & Leu, 2008). Ranging significantly in their teaching experience and comfort with new media and digital technologies, the 16 participants were affiliated with the English department in a well-respected suburban high school in the northeast United States. Protocol data were supplemented by brief researcher-designed questionnaires and focus group interviews. The article provides background about verbal protocols; discusses how the protocol for the study was designed; shares patterns from the protocol-related data; proposes adjustments to maximize benefits and address constraints associated with the approach for future research; and discusses the significance of this work for literacy researchers. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States