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Noguerón-Liu, Silvia – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article describes the ways positioning theory is used to examine the reading responses of immigrant parents to texts about the contributions of historical figures of nondominant backgrounds. I explain how theories of positioning and identity can inform citizenship and social studies education; in particular, programs serving Latinx and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Parent Attitudes, Civil Rights
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Razfar, Aria; Nasir, Ambareen – Theory Into Practice, 2019
For more than 3 decades, education researchers have called on teachers to use funds of knowledge (FoK) as a way of creating more culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies. This is particularly important in the domains of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, specifically mathematics and science. FoK…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Capital, Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners
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Morales, P. Zitlali; Hartman, Paul William – Theory Into Practice, 2019
We utilize positioning theory to analyze language use within two different language program models in elementary language arts classrooms. We explore how the positioning of minoritized languages as valuable facilitates the use of students' home languages in classrooms and allows us to examine the connections between language, identity, and power.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Black Dialects, Language Arts, Language Minorities
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Yoo, Monica S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article examines how students from immigrant families position themselves during language brokering acts that blur the boundaries between home and school. It draws upon a community cultural wealth framework (Yosso, 2005), which attends to the cultivation and uptake of rich forms of capital from culturally and linguistically diverse…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, Immigrants, Student Diversity, Language Attitudes
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Avila, Antonieta – Theory Into Practice, 2019
If we are to engage more women and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students to study science, it is important to understand issues of identity and engagement in science. By utilizing identity texts to stimulate the development of scientific identities, practitioners can better understand the process of how young Latinas present and…
Descriptors: Scientists, Learner Engagement, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students
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Lizárraga, José Ramón; Gutiérrez, Kris D. – Theory Into Practice, 2018
This article argues that building powerful literacies involves the centering of dispositions and practices that thrive on the boundary--spaces that are not always sanctioned as educational. Leveraging youths' repertoires is particularly important for educators of nondominant learners who are committed to challenging characterizations of their…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Hispanic American Students, Bilingual Students, Literacy Education
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Thibaut, Patricia; Curwood, Jen Scott – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Supported by ever-evolving digital tools and online spaces, we argue that multiliteracies can be used to close the gap between teacher-directed, individual, and assessment-driven learning, and authentic, shared, and purpose-driven learning. This is particularly evident through multimodal composition and collaboration in primary classrooms. Over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multiple Literacies, Elementary School Students, Blended Learning
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Penuel, William R.; O'Connor, Kevin – Theory Into Practice, 2018
More than 20 years ago, literacy pedagogies informed by the emerging networked world defined by local diversity and global connectedness, new digital media and fast capitalism. Modern people now fully inhabit the world they described, but the contours of that world's racial dynamics and growing inequality call for a refinement of pedagogies that…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Social Change, Futures (of Society), Instructional Innovation
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Mirra, Nicole; Morrell, Ernest; Filipiak, Danielle – Theory Into Practice, 2018
The teaching of media and digital literacies has gained increased attention in the 20 years following the New London Group's landmark publication. From approaches urging the study of popular culture to calls for youth led social media revolution, there is no shortage of approaches. Yet scant attention is offered toward articulating a new and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Practices, Multiple Literacies, Technology Uses in Education
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Seglem, Robyn; Garcia, Antero – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Reflecting on how "the very nature of language learning has changed"(New London Group [NLG], 1996, p. 64), this article describes an inquiry-driven teaching approach to middle school English. Looking at student outcomes utilizing Google's 20% approach, this study explored how mentorship, digital tools, and student interests provide…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Middle School Students, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Smith, Anna; Stornaiuolo, Amy; Phillips, Nathan C. – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In an effort to draw attention to the mobile dimensions of meaning making, this article proposes a pedagogy of transliteracies, supporting educators and learners in critically reflecting on how people, media, and things are connected across space and time. Expanding on the New London Group's (1996) multiliteracies vision of communicative and…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Teaching Methods, Literacy Education, Information Technology
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Cope, Bill; Kalantzis, Mary; Smith, Anna – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this discussion with educational researchers and New London Group conveners, Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, we discuss the origins, life, and future of the New London Group's multiliteracies framework. We reflect on the initial goals the group had over 20 years ago for more equitable schooling opportunities, and what is yet to be done to reach…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies, Transformative Learning, Educational Policy
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Leander, Kevin M.; Boldt, Gail – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In response to the rise in popularity of concepts of "design" in education research, pedagogy, and curriculum design, in this article we consider how the New London Group conceived of the role of student design practices as an outcome of pedagogy, as well as the parallel role of design in teaching practices. In this descriptive analysis,…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Metalinguistics, Teacher Student Relationship, Discourse Analysis
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Garcia, Antero; Luke, Allan; Seglem, Robyn – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this discussion with literacies researcher Allan Luke, the New London Group Member reflects on the role of multiliteracies in shaping literacies research and the continuing changes to technology, capitalism, and learning. Focused on looking toward future advances in literacies research, Luke reflects on the role of multiliteracies in…
Descriptors: Role, Multiple Literacies, Social Change, Educational Change
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Martin, Margary; Suárez-Orozco, Carola – Theory Into Practice, 2018
Using a multiple case study approach across seven schools in the United States and Sweden that serve newcomer students exceptionally well, we identified the strategies they implemented across sites that served to meet the educational needs of these students. We found that these schools provided a comprehensive approach to support the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Children, Case Studies, Educational Needs
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