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de la Piedra, Maria Teresa – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
This article presents partial results of an ethnographic study about literacy practices among adolescents living near the United States-Mexico border. The students became involved in literacy practices with their friends and family at home. These practices were related to the adolescents' interests in popular culture such as reading magazines or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Adolescents, Family Environment
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Tarasiuk, Tracy J. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2010
Today's adolescent student is thriving in a world where information and communication technology (ICT) encourages literate practices. These practices, described and theorized by studies of the new literacies, are not encouraged or supported in most school settings where traditional notions of literacy still dominate. Students in grades 6-8 at a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Media Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Internet
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Damico, James; Baildon, Mark – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
Findings from this study of how two pairs of eighth-grade students each transacted with a website during think-aloud sessions at the conclusion of a curricular unit on Mexico and migration highlight the ways the students engaged in three interrelated tasks: (1) Identifying and making sense of "new" information; (2) Evaluating claims and evidence;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Grade 8
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Hicks, Troy; Russo, Anne; Autrey, Tara; Gardner, Rebecca; Kabodian, Aram; Edington, Cathy – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2007
As digital portfolios become more prevalent in teacher education, the purposes and processes for creating them have become contested. Originally meant to be critical and reflective spaces for learning about multimedia and conceived as contributing to professional growth, research shows that digital portfolios are now increasingly being used to…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Design, Technology Uses in Education