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Drew, Sally Valentino – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the latest effort to reform education through standards. This article examines how the Standards promise to prepare students for the changing world of the 21st century, yet do not consider the changing nature of literacy--especially the centrality of the Internet as a 21st century text, and online…
Descriptors: State Standards, Literacy Education, Literacy, Educational Change
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Hagood, Margaret C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
The film "No Impact Man" tells the story of 40-something Colin Beavan, his wife Michelle Conlin, their 2-year-old daughter Isabella, and dog Frankie and their decision to go "off the grid" in an effort to have no personal net impact on the environment for a year while living in New York City. The film highlights the family's struggles to stay true…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Holistic Approach, Nonprint Media, Literacy Education