Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 242 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 9 Halftones, black and white; 17 Tables, black and whit
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/04/2012
- Category: Literacy strategies
- ISBN: 9780415898904