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Adolescent literacies in a multicultural context / edited by Alister Cumming.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
New York : Routledge, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvii, 242 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-233) and index.
Summary:
"This book presents results from a four-year project addressing the central question: What factors, challenges, and contexts contribute to and constrain literacy achievement among at-risk adolescent learners with culturally diverse backgrounds? Researchers consider the importance of several, interrelated factors that support the development of adolescents' literacies in multilingual contexts: support from educators, community groups, families, and peers; recognition of the multi-faceted complexity of literacy through multiple, complementary methods of research and assessment; approaches to pedagogy that engage learners' zones of proximal development in humanistic and purposeful ways; and promoting students' vocabulary knowledge, strategies for reading, writing, and learning, and orientations to engaging with epistemic purposes of literacy critically, through multiple media, and with self-confidence"-- Provided by publisher.
Contributor:
Cumming, Alister H.
Series:
Routledge research in education 74.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780415898904
0415898900
9780203120033
0203120035

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