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Lewis Ellison, Tisha; Wang, Huan – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article examines the digital storytelling practices between an African American mother and son. We used agency as a theoretical framework to explore how the two exercised their own power to collaborate on their digital story. As digital technologies became part of their practice, challenges and tensions arose when both participants attempted…
Descriptors: African Americans, Parents, Case Studies, Mothers
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Skerrett, Allison – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article examines an adolescent's music literacy education across Caribbean and U.S. schools using qualitative research methods and theories of multimodality, transnationalism, and global cultural flows. Findings include that the youth's music literacy practices continuously shifted in response to the cultural practices and values of the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Music Education, Music, Adolescents
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Brooks, Wanda; Cueto, Desiree – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Literacy Research," this article reviews the trajectory of a particular line of scholarship published in this journal over the past five decades. We focus on African diaspora youth literature to contemplate and extend the ways in which literacy researchers carry out textual analysis…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Periodicals, Literacy
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Weyand, Larkin; Goff, Brent; Newell, George – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This study examines how instructional conversations revealed the ways two teachers' argumentative epistemologies (ideational and social process) shaped literacy events focused on the warranting of evidence. A microethnographic study of the literacy events within each teacher's respective instructional unit revealed that each teacher's epistemology…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Teaching Styles, Teaching Methods, Persuasive Discourse
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Perry, Kristen H.; Shaw, Donita M.; Ivanyuk, Lyudmyla; Tham, Yuen San Sarah – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
We used metastudy and metasynthesis techniques to conduct a discursive review of 101 recent publications on the topic of adult functional literacy (FL). Our purpose was to understand the ideologies shaping current definitions and conceptualizations of FL, as well as how and why FL is researched and assessed as it is. Using discursive review…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Functional Literacy, Ideology, Meta Analysis
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Wickens, Corrine M. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Drawing from sociological and economic analyses of gender and work, this column explores issues of occupational gender segregation, privilege, and devaluation. Comparisons are made with increased female achievement at all levels in postsecondary education. The questions are then raised: If cultural devaluation of women and activities remains…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Bias, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis
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Gabriel, Rachael – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
In this article, I discuss implications of the discourse and rhetoric of dyslexia advocacy and of recent state policies for the preparation of literacy professionals. I then synthesize reflections on my experiences teaching and learning about dyslexia and reading difficulties within university-based schools of education, and in trainings offered…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Literacy, Discourse Analysis, Rhetorical Criticism
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Keehne, Chelsea N. K.; Sarsona, M. Wai?ale?ale; Kawakami, Alice J.; Au, Kathryn H. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Research in culturally responsive instruction (CRI) to improve literacy learning was explored through study of Hawaiian-focused charter schools. Building on work by Au, an indigenous framework reflecting the work of these schools was developed, highlighting five elements: (a) literacy in indigenous languages; (b) community connections; (c) a…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Charter Schools, Native Language
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Dutro, Elizabeth; Haberl, Ellie – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Spurred by burgeoning racist and xenophobic immigration policy and rhetoric, we analyzed the writing of seven second-grade children about their experiences of living connections that span the United States-Mexico border. Informed by research on children's "testimonios" in literacy classrooms and Anzaldúa's concept of the border/lands, we…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Childrens Writing, Race, Ethnicity
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Learned, Julie E. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Scholars contend that disciplinary literacy is a productive route for all secondary learners, including those identified as struggling readers, to build knowledge. Relatedly, scholars point to disciplinary literacy as a socially just alternative to decontextualized skill instruction and deficit positioning. Yet, little research has examined how…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Ethnography, Intellectual Disciplines, Content Area Reading
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Hikida, Michiko – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Many students of color who are also identified as "struggling" readers are likely to have negative experiences in school. In this article, I discuss the findings of a case study examining how reader identities emerged in and through language for such students. The discourse data analyzed here concern an interactional pattern in which the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Minority Group Students, Disadvantaged, Self Concept
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Dyches, Jeanne – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This case study tells the story of Geneva Wilson, an African American teacher of British literature. The study positions the entirely White male curriculum and Geneva's Black female body as texts that embody oppositional dominant and nondominant Discourses. Findings reveal a contentious relationship between the categorical canonicity Geneva…
Descriptors: Case Studies, African American Teachers, English Literature, Culturally Relevant Education
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Kiili, Carita; Leu, Donald J.; Utriainen, Jukka; Coiro, Julie; Kanniainen, Laura; Tolvanen, Asko; Lohvansuu, Kaisa; Leppänen, Paavo H. T. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
Identifying the factor structure of online reading to learn is important for the development of theory, assessment, and instruction. Traditional comprehension models have been developed from, and for, offline reading. This study used online reading to determine an optimal factor structure for modeling online research and comprehension among 426…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Electronic Publishing, Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension
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Smagorinsky, Peter – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
This article emphasizes the importance of understanding local contexts to provide appropriate education for teachers about literacy instruction. The author reviews general problems that follow from extrapolating from unrepresentative research samples and the errors and deficit conceptions that follow from assuming that all cognition takes place…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Local Issues, Books, Seminars
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Ndimande, Bekisizwe S. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2018
For many years, research epistemologies and methodologies have been influenced by colonial perspectives in knowledge production. The focus of this article is to discuss ways in which research can be transformed for the purpose of including marginalized communities, such as Indigenous communities, whose knowledge has been systematically excluded in…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Educational Research, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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