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ERIC Number: EJ837803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Teaching Out-of-School Multiliteracy Opportunities: Tools for Fostering Literacy among Newcomer and Generation 1.5 Urban Learners
Harushimana, Immaculee
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v4 p35-45 2008
This paper develops the argument that new literacies constitute an indispensable foundation for developing school discourse among 1.5 and newcomer urban adolescents. A mother and literacy educator presents insights learned from indirectly participating in co-constructing Standard English discourse with her newcomer adolescent son through video games, teen chat sites, and hip-hop discourse. An urban discourse perspective and the new literacies framework are evoked to support the need to reconcile old and new literacies in providing literacy instruction to today's generation of urban youths.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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