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Meston, Heather M.; Phillips Galloway, Emily; McClain, Janna Brown – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Purposeful academic conversation engages students as active agents in the process of making meaning from text, negotiating perspectives, and achieving mutual understanding. However, educators often report difficulties in engaging students in talk-based pedagogies. This concern can be partially addressed by ensuring that students and teachers have…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Role
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Gunderson, Lee – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
The evolution of a pervasive negative view of immigrants and its role in classroom achievement in the United States is described in this paper; beginning in the crowded urban secondary classrooms of the 1800s, to IQ testing in the 1920s that identified many as morons, imbeciles, or idiots, and to an English-only view that permeates public and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English Language Learners, Social Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Lammers, Jayne C.; Astuti, Puji – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Literacies researchers have long argued that the new literacies made possible by the internet facilitate global connectedness. However, much of the research about digital literacies has centered the experiences of participants and researchers from only certain parts of the world. The field needs to embrace a more inclusive understanding of global,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Technological Literacy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Lillge, Danielle – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
The author describes how and why a team of literacy leaders fruitfully studied their own efforts to address the challenges they faced in supporting teacher colleagues' learning and teaching. Actively resisting facilitation models that privilege facilitators' power to fix colleagues' dilemmas and consistent with their belief that professional…
Descriptors: Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Facilitators (Individuals), Power Structure
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Dyches, Jeanne; Gunderson, Mary Pat – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Although ubiquitous in academic discourse for over a decade, disciplinary literacy scholarship has only recently begun to explicitly interrogate critical literacy as a discipline-dependent set of dispositions, discourses, skills, and practices. Drawing from critical disciplinary literacy (CDL) theory, this article presents findings from a…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Apprenticeships, Intellectual Disciplines, History Instruction
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Walker, Shontoria; Hutchison, Laveria – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
This paper describes how the literacy achievement of low socioeconomic status 17 Black male middle school students in one classroom was influenced by culturally responsive teaching. The study employed a concurrent transformative mixed-methods approach. Quantitative data consisted of pretest and posttest reading scores from the computer adaptive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Literacy, Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests
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Wiseman, Angela M.; Atkinson, Ashley A.; Cryer-Coupet, Qiana R. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Parenting while transitioning out of incarceration, homelessness, or drug addiction has received inadequate attention despite the fact that these factors affect more and more of the U.S. population each day. This article is about a family literacy program implemented in a residential treatment facility where the fathers, most of whom were…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Family Literacy
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Koudelka, Cindi M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Conducting Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) is more than a methodology; it is an epistemology--a way of positioning adolescents as agents for critical civic praxis. Educators attempting to use YPAR in traditional spaces often must navigate tensions between this type of critical pedagogy and systems that limit the definition of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation, Participatory Research
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Hamilton, Erica R.; Van Duinen, Deborah V. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Learning how to teach in a hybrid space, such as a museum, opens up possibilities for preservice teachers to expand their definitions of literacy and experience teaching and learning with adolescents in new ways. This two-year study reports findings from a university-museum partnership in which preservice teachers (N = 81) worked with sixth-grade…
Descriptors: Museums, Literacy, Secondary School Students, Grade 6
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Katsuta, Hikaru; Sawada, Eisuke – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
In Japan, the workshop-style approach for teaching reading has drawn recent attention. However, the obligation to use Ministry of Education-approved textbooks makes applying this method in classes difficult. In this study, we aimed to investigate the possibilities of incorporating workshop-style lessons into a Japanese language arts class and its…
Descriptors: Independent Reading, Workshops, Textbooks, Language Arts
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Marsh, Valerie L. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
In this study, I explored how a high school English class's multimodal project broadened student and teacher participation. Previous research has established that multimodal composing expands the nature of classroom texts, opens opportunities for identity expression, and extends access to audiences. Less is known about how affordances work…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Instruction, High School Teachers, Student Participation
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Ávila, JuliAnna – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
In this article, the author describes utilizing Instagram as a reading response activity in an undergraduate English course to increase student engagement with challenging texts. Using a shared class account, students created a menu of prompts that they then chose from to create posts after reading fictional, theoretical, and philosophical texts;…
Descriptors: Social Media, Photography, English, Reading Assignments
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Morrison, Jennifer D. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Communication is the result of meaning making based on one's frames of knowing. For students, those frames of knowing derive heavily from multimedia communication, including social networking sites, that allow them to be the makers of content. In this study, I followed an eighth-grade student who fluidly negotiated a multitude of available social…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Multimedia Materials, Learning Strategies
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Lee, Crystal Chen; Dufresne, Kelsey Virginia; Relyea, Jackie Eunjung – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
Over the course of a year, student authors in the Juntos NC Writing Project participated in the Literary and Community Initiative to write, publish, and share their lived experiences and identities as Latinx immigrants and first-generation high school students in North Carolina. Throughout the publication process of their collaborative bilingual…
Descriptors: High School Students, Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Writing (Composition)
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Spence, Lucy K.; Walker, Robert M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2021
An African American teacher and students engaged in meaningful reading and writing that included African American literature. These literacy experiences allowed the development of cultural models through exploring identity, questioning dominant narratives, and building capacity for literary analysis. This study shows how meaningful literacy…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, African American Students, African American Literature, Adolescent Literature
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