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Ortmann, Lisa L.; Stumme-Berg, Sydney – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
This collaborative, single-case study explores the ways a social studies teacher candidate conceptualizes and applies disciplinary literacy (DL) teaching in practicum and student teaching experiences. Through qualitative inquiry of data collected at multiple points in the teacher education program, DL teaching was represented across six themes:…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Social Studies, Practicums, Literacy Education
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Kobrin, Jennifer D'haem – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
Requests by education and workforce-related technologies to reveal intimate aspects of adult learners' identities have become a common practice in a platform society, where personal information is monetized for "free" products and services. This article uses a sociomaterial lens to investigate how an older job seeker in a community…
Descriptors: Adults, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Information Technology
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DiCicco, Michael; Shanahan, Eileen – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
Engaging college students in purposeful academic tasks designed to foster both reading and writing competencies requires calculated decision-making regarding the goals and benefits of the literacy tasks used in college courses. Consequently, we explore text reformulation as a literacy strategy that aims to enrich students' reading and writing…
Descriptors: College Students, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Writing Instruction
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Jiang, Jialei – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
This study explores the implications of critical affective literacy through digital storytelling projects produced by first-year college writing students. The goal was to examine college students' affective and emotional responses to social justice issues, such as racial profiling, educational inequality, and animal protection, through the lens of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Multiple Literacies, College Freshmen, Writing Instruction
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Eppley, Karen; Wood, Jeffrey; Stagg-Peterson, Shelley – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
Sixty percent of Indigenous people in Canada live rurally and on reserve but are largely absent among young adult and middle-grade fiction. This critical content analysis examines representations of the land and rural places and Indigenous identities in Canadian award-winning fiction written by Indigenous authors for young adult and middle-grade…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Rural Areas, Self Concept, American Indians
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Margaret Osgood Opatz; Sarah Kocherhans – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
This study examined the effect of a supplemental, multicomponent reading intervention with 75 seventh graders who scored below grade level according to a battery of assessments. Students received a yearlong reading intervention during the 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 school year. Students' pretest and posttest data were compared to determine the impact…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Achievement, Secondary School Students, Reading Instruction
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Jared McKee; Geoffrey Kellogg – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
"How Young Adult Literature Gets Taught: Perspectives, Ideologies, and Pedagogical Approaches for Instruction and Assessment" (Bickmore et al., 2022) seeks to provide guidelines for teacher educators and secondary English teachers on how to teach young adult literature (YAL). This 15-chapter manual includes chapters written by experts in…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Adolescent Literature, Teacher Educators, Secondary School Teachers
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Ambyr Rios; Sharon D. Matthews; Sydney Zentell; Ashlynn Kogut – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
Preparing literacy teachers for culturally relevant teaching is increasingly critical amidst growing student diversity and pandemic-associated learning needs. However, despite the prevalence of existing reporting on culturally relevant literacy teaching, there remains a disconnect between the theoretical conception and realized implementation of…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods
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Eric J. Paulson; Jodi Patrick Holschuh; Jodi P. Lampi – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
In order to better understand whether and how college students use certain textbook reading strategies, this project employed several important methods in concert, including a textbook reading strategy inventory that focused on frequency of strategy use, eye-movement recordings of participants reading college textbook excerpts, and think-aloud…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Textbooks, College Students, Incidence
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Susan S. Fields; Christina L. Dobbs – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
This discussion article presents practices for designing more supportive and individualized writing tasks for adolescent and young adult students. The practices emerged from a synthesis of findings from a prior study in which we asked 79 undergraduates to talk about moments from their writing histories that made them feel proud of their writing.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Learning Activities, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Beverley Jennings; Daisy Powell; Sylvia Jaworska; Holly Joseph – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2024
Students in England sit an important gateway examination in English at age 16. Major changes were made to this exam in 2017 resulting in more emphasis on the comprehension of unseen literary texts. This paper uses corpus linguistic methods to identify the kind of vocabulary encountered in these exam texts and compares it to the kind of vocabulary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Standardized Tests, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension
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Harvey-Torres, Rosalyn; Cervantes-Soon, Claudia; Brochin, Carol – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2023
Literacy scholars have noted the importance of drawing upon all of one's linguistic resources and experiences to make sense of texts. However, literacy instruction is often shaped by restrictive and punitive policies that limit the learning experiences and opportunities offered to racialized bi/multilingual students from low-income communities. We…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Bilingual Students, Educational Policy, Literacy Education
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Buelow, Stephanie; Koja, Cassandra; Tom, Matthew; Bacon, Heidi R. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2023
Practitioner Inquiry (PI) is the systematic, intentional study of one's professional practice. It makes reflective teaching visible and actionable. In this article, we reflect on our experiences as practitioner researchers across elementary, secondary, and teacher education and engage in critical conversations with one another to present a common…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Independent Study, Reflective Teaching, Elementary Secondary Education
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Emert, Toby – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2023
Using Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed (1985) playmaking structures, students in an undergraduate education course, Educating for Social Justice, developed forum plays--brief improvisational scenes designed to provoke discussions of power imbalances. The plays focused on "gay rights," a topic the participants self-selected through…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Justice, Theater Arts, Drama
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Martinez, Natalie – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2023
Literacy engagement for Indigenous peoples is a practice embedded in lived experience as thoughtful ways to communicate with and make sense of the world around us. Indigenous literacies involve the melding of Indigenous ways of knowing with contemporary educational pedagogies. Indigenous authors and teachers have long used Indigenous pedagogies in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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