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ERIC Number: EJ974324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Literacies Crossing Borders: Transfronterizo Literacy Practices of Students in a Dual Language Program on the USA-Mexico Border
de la Piedra, Maria Teresa; Araujo, Blanca E.
Language and Intercultural Communication, v12 n3 p214-229 2012
Research on transnational literacies has generally focused on youth who live in one country and communicate using digital literacies across national boundaries. Our work contributes to this literature by providing a view of transnational literacies that are unique to the USA-Mexico border region. The students in this ethnographic study navigate two countries, two languages, and two homes on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. This article describes the literacies that these transfronterizo youth acquire as border crossers. Our focus is on the print and digital literacies learned outside of the classroom and how these are being used by the students in academic settings. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas