Powerful Literacies

Powerful Literacies

This book includes issues raised by and for learners, teachers and researchers from the outcomes of literacy programmes in Britain and internationally.

Author: Jim Crowther

Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing

ISBN: 1862010943

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 932

This book includes issues raised by and for learners, teachers and researchers from the outcomes of literacy programmes in Britain and internationally.
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Reclaiming Powerful Literacies

Reclaiming Powerful Literacies

I share an ethnographically informed CDA of powerful literacies across the
lifespan. Each chapter focuses on the powerful literacy practices that emerge
from collaborative transformative practices in the public sphere. These practices,
as I will ...

Author: Rebecca Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351796644

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 395

Offering a unique, reflexive framework for Critical Discourse Analysis focused on discourses of hope, transformation, and liberation, this book showcases a variety of powerful literacies in action. Drawing from original research in a range of public, educational spaces across the lifespan—from Kindergartners studying social justice movements, to sixth graders designing a social justice museum exhibit focused on the environment and sustainability, to teacher education students practicing racial literacy in response to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri—Rogers makes the case that critical social theories often associated with Critical Discourse Analysis have not kept pace with a recent shift toward the positive, referred to as Positive Discourse Analysis. Encouraging readers to reconsider their understanding of concepts such as power, action, context, critique, and reflexivity, this book illustrates the potential of theorizing discourse analysis from a positive orientation.
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More Powerful Literacies

More Powerful Literacies

Building on the original Powerful Literacies (first published in 2001), this new volume considers the new developments in theory, technology, and policy that are having an impact on learning and teaching literacies of adults.

Author: Lyn Tett

Publisher: National Inst of Adult Continuing

ISBN: 1862015848

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 418

The growth of a knowledge-based economy and an information society has meant that literacy increasingly mediates our lives and activities. Literacy has also been a way of critically comprehending the world in order to make it different and better. It has been, and can be, an important tool for increasing the autonomy of powerless individuals and groups. Building on the original Powerful Literacies (first published in 2001), this new volume considers the new developments in theory, technology, and policy that are having an impact on learning and teaching literacies of adults. The book links to the current policy context of lifelong learning, active citizenship, and social inclusion by showing how adult learners can be positioned in ways that seek to enhance their control and autonomy. Using international examples - including issues raised by and for learners, teachers, and researchers on the outcomes of literacy programs - the text also shows how particular policy frameworks can be supp
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Changing Literacies

Changing Literacies

Powerful literacies: empowerment and critique While dominant literacies can be
seen to empower groups who are, so to speak, on the right side of Discourse',
they are not the same as powerful literacy, and they empower in a different way.

Author: Colin Lankshear

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335232062

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 800

Changing Literacies explores everyday social practices and how they influence who people are, what they become, the quality of their lives, the opportunities and possibilities open to them, and those they are denied. It focuses especially on language and literacy components of social practices.
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Adult Literacy as Social Practice

Adult Literacy as Social Practice

The articles published in Powerful Literacies all conceptualise the link between
co-existing but unequally powerful literacy practices. While some papers discuss
the effects that dominant literacy practices have on those who do not easily have
 ...

Author: Uta Papen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134260232

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 640

With a radically new perspective on reading, writing and mathematics for adults, this refreshing and challenging book shows how teachers and curriculum developers have much to gain from understanding the role of literacy in learners' lives, bringing in their families, social networks and jobs. Looking at the practicalities of how teachers and students can work with social practice in mind, Adult Literacy as Social Practice is particularly focused on: * how a social theory of literacy and numeracy compares with other theoretical perspectives * how to analyze reading and writing in everyday life using the concepts of social literacy as analytical tools, and what this tells us about learners' teaching needs * what is actually happening in adult basic education and how literacy is really being taught * professional development. With major policy initiatives coming into force, this is the essential guide for teachers and curriculum developers through this area, offering one-stop coverage of the key concepts without the need for finding materials from far-scattered sources.
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Teacher Education with an Attitude

Teacher Education with an Attitude

Powerful. Literacy. Diane. Zigo. DIANE ZIGO, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF
LITERACY Education at LeMoyne Col- lege, traces the development of the
English education courses that she taught through a framework of inquiry. The
inquiry ...

Author: Patrick J. Finn

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480397

Category: Education

Page: 266

View: 640

Explores collaborative, democratic ways of preparing teachers to educate urban, working-class students.
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Literacies Global and Local

Literacies  Global and Local

CHAPTER 9 Elite or powerful literacies? Constructions of literacy in the novels of
Charles Dickens and Mrs. Gaskell Mike Baynham This chapter turns to 19th
century literary sources in English, specifically Dickens's blockbuster masterpiece
 ...

Author: Mastin Prinsloo

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027291189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 671

The articles collected in this volume draw on or relate to a body of work that has become known as the ‘New Literacy Studies’ (NLS), which studies literacy as situated semiotic practices that vary across sites in specific ways that are socially shaped. The collection offers a body of empirically and theoretically based papers on literacy ethnography as well as providing engagements with critical issues around literacy and education. The articles offer complementary perspectives on research and theory in literacy studies and include research perspectives from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, as well as North and South America. The researchers are all concerned to take the work of the New Literacy Studies further by expanding on its conceptual resources and research sites.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development

Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development

13. Powerful. Literacies: The. Policy. Context. Mary. Hamilton,. Catherine. Macrae
. and. Lyn. Tett. Introduction. This chapter offers an overview of the policy context
within which the developments described in the rest of this book need to be ...

Author: Janet Soler

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446202364

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 861

Based on current research, debates and concerns, this Reader adopts a cross disciplinary approach to understanding and working with those who experience difficulties with literacy. It provides a broad view of difficulties in literacy and related educational and curriculum learning issues across a range of ages, phases and settings. The Reader first considers questions of literacy, before going on to look at literacy development in relation to: " Issues and concepts in public reading debates " Literacy curriculum policy contexts " Community, family, society and individual identity " Social justice and equity issues and learning disabilities This Reader is relevant to all postgraduate students of Literacy, as well as educators, professionals and policy makers.
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Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development

Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development

13. Powerful. Literacies: The. Policy. Context. Mary. Hamilton,. Catherine. Macrae
. and. Lyn. Tett. Introduction. This chapter offers an overview of the policy context
within which the developments described in the rest of this book need to be ...

Author: Felicity Fletcher-Campbell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848607729

Category: Education

Page: 268

View: 146

Based on current research, debates and concerns, Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development: Issues and Concepts adopts a cross disciplinary approach to understanding and working with those who experience difficulties with literacy. It provides a broad view of difficulties in literacy and related educational and curriculum learning issues across a range of ages, phases and settings.
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Re Imagining Content Area Literacy Instruction

 Re Imagining Content Area Literacy Instruction

(RE)IMAGINING CONTENT-AREA LITERACY INSTRUCTION In this book, we
have sought to present some of our ... These powerful literacies are those that are
required to make sense of the world, examine and evaluate the status quo, and ...

Author: Roni Jo Draper

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771334

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 281

Today’s teachers need to prepare students for a world that places increasingly higher literacy demands on its citizens. In this timely book, the authors explore content-area literacy and instruction in English, music, science, mathematics, social studies, visual arts, technology, and theatre. Each of the chapters has been written by teacher educators who are experts in their discipline. Their key recommendations reflect the aims and instructional frameworks unique to content-area learning. This resource focuses on how literacy specialists and content-area educators can combine their talents to teach all readers and writers in the middle and secondary school classroom. The text features vignettes from classroom practice with visuals to demonstrate, for example, how we read a painting or hear the discourse of a song. Additional contributors: Marta Adair, Diane L. Asay, Sharon R. Gray, Sirpa Grierson, Scott Hendrickson, Steven L. Shumway, Geoffrey A. Wright Roni Jo Draperis an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay School of Education.Paul Broomheadis associate professor and coordinator of the Music Education Division in the School of Music.Amy Petersen Jensenis an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts and Communications.Jeffery D. Nokesis an assistant professor in the History Department.Daniel Siebertis an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics Education. All editors are at Brigham Young University, Utah. “This is a must-read for educators engaged in professional development efforts aimed at improving students’ learning across the content areas. The editors and chapter authors are to be applauded for taking up the call to place content-area literacy squarely in the disciplines.” —From the Foreword byThomas W. Bean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas “A great tool for developing disciplinary literacy.” —Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University “Draper and her colleagues successfully convey the complex and subject-specific nature of effective content area literacy instruction. This book reminds us in refreshing ways that there is more to effective reading than decoding and prior knowledge.” —George G. Hruby, Executive Director, Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, University of Kentucky “From its grounding in inquiry and collaboration, to its contemporary views of literacy and text, this book is an important response to recent calls to redress century-old recommendations for teaching reading. It is exciting to recommend(Re)ImaginingContent-Area Literacy Instructionfor any course or in-service project with a focus on content-area literacy instruction.” —Kathleen Hinchman, Syracuse University, School of Education
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Literacy and Power

Literacy and Power

Power without Access We need to think about powerful languages, powerful
discourses, powerful literacies and who has access to them. In his inaugural
lecture, The Order of Discourse, Foucault focuses on how discourse (rather than
either ...

Author: Hilary Janks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135197834

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 144

Hilary Janks addresses key questions about literacy and power in this landmark text that is both engaging and accessible. Her central argument is that competing orientations to critical literacy education − domination (power), access, diversity, design − foreground one over the other, but are crucially interdependent and need to work together to create possibilities for redesign and social action that serve a social justice agenda. She examines the theory underpinning each orientation, and develops new theory in the argument for interdependence and integration. Sitting at the interface between theory and practice, constantly moving from one to the other, the text is rich with examples of how to use these orientations in real teaching contexts, and how to use them to counterbalance one another. In the groundbreaking final chapter Janks considers how the rationalist underpinning of critical literacy tends to exclude the non-rational shows ways of working ‘beyond reason’ − pleasure and play, desire and the unconscious − and makes the case that these need to be taken seriously given their power to cut across the work of critical literacy educators working from any orientation.
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Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society

Introduction Setting the scene: how literacy is changing and what I mean by “
survey literacies” There are many ways in ... This chapter is about a particular set
of powerful literacies that are proving immensely productive but also have social
 ...

Author: Vicky Duckworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317807414

Category: Education

Page: 126

View: 540

This volume makes a timely contribution to our understanding of literacy as a multi-faceted, complexly situated activity. Each chapter provides the reader with a fresh perspective into a different site for literate behaviour, approaches, design and relationships, and offers an exploration into the use of literacy theories to inform policy and practice, particularly in regard to curriculum. Bringing together international experts in the field, the contributing authors represent a wide variety of theoretical and research perspectives which cover literacy in various forms, including: • transformative literacy • survey literacy • academic literacies • information literacy in the workplace • digital literacy. Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society suggests that literacy curriculum needs to evolve from its current perspective if it is to cater for the demands of the 21st century contemporary globalised society. The book will be of key interest to researchers and academics in the fields of education, curriculum studies and the sociology of education, as well as to policy makers and literacy specialists.
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Negotiating Critical Literacies With Young Children

Negotiating Critical Literacies With Young Children

I did this as a way of creating as much space as I could to engage in the literacy
work that I felt would offer my students more opportunities for contributing to
social change and that would give them access to more powerful literacies—that
is, ...

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135640316

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 683

Vivian Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The stra
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Teaching Adult Literacy

Teaching Adult Literacy

Before this she was Research Fellow at Lancaster Literacy Research Centre
working on several NRDC research projects. ... She is co-author of a number of
books including Local Literacies with David Barton; Powerful Literacies with Jim ...

Author: Nora Hughes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335239740

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

View: 977

This book offers a friendly guidance on how to work with adult learners to develop their literacy skills and practices. It challenges the negative view of adult literacy learners as social 'problems' and offers an alternative view of people with rich resources and skills from other aspects of their lives that they can bring to the learning process.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Approaching Difficulties in Literacy Development

Approaching Difficulties in Literacy Development

Literacy: Does. Dyslexia. Disempower? Hugo Kerr ... the history of dyslexia
research is littered with theories that were once widely supported but now lie
abandoned ... From: Hamilton, M., Tett, L. and Crowther, J. (eds) Powerful
Literacies, pp.

Author: Felicity Fletcher-Campbell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446202418

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 508

This Reader considers the complexity of literacy difficulties, showing how research into literacy difficulties has to be multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary and involve a range of research approaches and methods. The chapters show that this is necessary to accommodate the wide range of issues that can, potentially, explain literacy difficulties and suggest strategies and interventions to ease those difficulties. Starting from the point that literacy is a contested concept and that acquiring literacy is a complex process, this Reader goes on to consider literacy development in relation to: - Theoretical understandings, implications for practice - Assessing literacy difficulties - Pedagogy and planning - Interventions in different contexts This Reader is relevant to all postgraduate students of Literacy, as well as educators, professionals and policy makers.
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Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts

Literacy. Practices. KRIS D. GUTIÉRREZ, ANDREAC. BIEN, AND MAKENZIE K.
SELLAND This chapter discusses the logic ... promote the development of
powerful literacies that challenge current models of academic literacy (Gutiérrez,
2008).

Author: Diane Lapp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136886553

Category: Education

Page: 436

View: 109

Now in its third edition, the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts—sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English—offers an integrated perspective on the teaching of the English language arts and a comprehensive overview of research in the field. Prominent scholars, researchers, and professional leaders provide historical and theoretical perspectives about teaching the language arts focus on bodies of research that influence decision making within the teaching of the language arts explore the environments for language arts teaching reflect on methods and materials for instruction Reflecting important recent developments in the field, the Third Edition is restructured, updated, and includes many new contributors. More emphasis is given in this edition to the learner, multiple texts, learning, and sharing one’s knowledge. A Companion Website, new for this edition, provides PowerPoint® slides highlighting the main points of each chapter.
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Inquiry as Stance

Inquiry as Stance

velop, in Dixie Goswami's words, students' “powerful literacies” (personal
communication). Bread Loaf projects foreground students' writing, as in the
recently released HIP DEEP: Opinion, Vision, and Essays by American
Teenagers” (Young, ...

Author: Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772164

Category: Education

Page: 416

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In this long-awaited sequel to Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, two leaders in the field of practitioner research offer a radically different view of the relationship of knowledge and practice and of the role of practitioners in educational change. In their new book, the authors put forward the notion of inquiry as stance as a challenge to the current arrangements and outcomes of schools and other educational contexts. They call for practitioner researchers in local settings across the United States and around the world to ally their work with others as part of larger social and intellectual movements for social change and social justice. Part I is a set of five essays that conceptualize inquiry as a stance and as a transformative theory of action that repositions the collective intellectual capacity of practitioners. Part II is a set of eight chapters written by eight differently positioned practitioners who are or were engaged in practitioner research in K–12 schools or teacher education. Part III offers a unique format for exploring inquiry as stance in the next generation—a readers’ theatre script that juxtaposes and co-mingles 20 practitioners’ voices in a performance-oriented format. Together the three parts of the book point to rich possibilities for practitioner inquiry in the next generation. Contributors: Rebecca Akin, Gerald Campano, Delvin Dinkins, Kelly A. Harper, Gillian Maimon, Gary McPhail, Swati Mehta, Rob Simon,and Diane Waff “Cochran-Smith and Lytle once again prove themselves to be among the best at melding theory and practice. Instead of merely making the case for practitioner inquiry they go the next step to show us exactly what this genre brings to our field—rigor, relevance, and passion. The interplay of conceptual clarity and powerful exemplars make this a text we will read well into the next decade.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Once again, Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan Lytle point the way to new and hopeful understandings of practitioner research. Rather than blame teachers for all that is wrong with education, they and their fellow authors remind us that if school reform is to have any chance of fulfilling its stated goal of equal opportunity for all students, teachers must have a significant voice in research, policy, and practice. With its focus on social justice and its view of practitioner research as transformative, this is a powerful and welcome sequel to their classic Inside/Outside.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Inquiry as Stance should be a blockbuster. This brilliant sequel re-calibrates relationships between practitioner inquiry and social justice.” —Carole Edelsky, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University “This optimistic and generous book is sure to become a central reference for teacher-researchers in K–16 schools and their colleagues and supporters throughout the system.” —Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director, National Programs and Site Development, National Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley “This view of the intellectual and personal work of teaching is a major counter to the contemporary emphasis on testing and packaged curricula.” —Cynthia Ballenger, reading specialist, Cambridge Public Schools “Once again Cochran-Smith, Lytle, and their colleagues bring us an invaluable book on the enormous possibilities of practitioner research.” —Luis C. Moll, College of Education, University of Arizona
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Literacy Myths Legacies Lessons

Literacy Myths  Legacies    Lessons

Literacy Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies: Reflections on History and
Theory1 One of the slights of hand of ... of the historical legacies of literacy and
certain powerful literacy narratives than he acknowledges, Leon Lederman (2008
, p.

Author: Harvey J. Graff

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412849661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 207

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In his latest writings on the history of literacy and its importance for present understanding and future rethinking, historian Harvey J. Graff continues his critical revisions of many common ideas about literacy among scholars and others. The eight wide-ranging and diverse essays speak to each other's central concerns about the place of literacy in modern and late-modern culture and society, and its complicated historical foundations. The introduction for Literacy Myths, Legacies, & Lessons sets the stage for connections between the principal concerns of this book. Drawing on other aspects of his research, Graff places the chapters that follow in the context of current thinking and major concerns about literacy, and the development of both historical and interdisciplinary studies. Special emphasis falls upon the usefulness of "the literacy myth" as an important concept and subject for interdisciplinary study and understanding. Critical stock-taking of the field includes reflections on Graff's own research and writing of the last three decades and the relationships that connect interdisciplinary rethinking and the literacy myth. The collection is noteworthy for its attention to Graff's reflections on his identification of "the literacy myth" and in developing the [email protected] initiative as a model for university-wide interdisciplinary programs. The essays also deal with ordinary fears about literacy, or illiteracy, that are shared by academics and concerned citizens. The nontechnical essays will speak to both academic and nonacademic audiences across disciplines and cultural orientations. --Book Jacket.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Educating Literacy Teachers Online

Educating Literacy Teachers Online

One of the challenges of creating powerful literacy environments is recognizing
the balance between fostering the environment and establishing the conditions
under which the environment can be co-created with students in K–12 settings.

Author: Lane W. Clarke

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772492

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 161

This book is a comprehensive guide for literacy teacher educators and professional development trainers who teach and work in online settings. The authors provide tools, techniques, and resources for developing courses, workshops, and other online learning experiences, including blended/hybrid delivery formats that combine face-to-face meetings with online practices. Moving away from traditional discussions in which technology and delivery systems dominate the conversation, this book focuses on the literacy instructor with techniques for building effective learning communities. The authors outline the unique pedagogical challenges posed by online courses and offer guidance for making decisions about what tools to use for specific instructional purposes. More than simply a “how-to” book, this resource will encourage novice and experienced instructors to extend their thinking and enable online literacy teacher education to grow in productive ways. Book Features: Support for those teaching in many different roles, including program coordinators, professors, and adjuncts. A focus on pedagogical innovation as the key to success, with concrete examples of instructional and assessment practices. Connections to the IRA Standards for Reading Professionals and other national standards for teacher education. A companion website where online literacy teacher educators can communicate and share resources. “Be prepared to experience a compelling journey. . . . This might very well be the book that inspires you, like me, to find a trusted colleague, take a few risks, and begin your own journey toward moving a literacy course or whole program online.” —From the Foreword by Julie Coiro, University of Rhode Island Lane W. Clarke is assistant professor and literacy concentration leader in the Education Department of the University of New England. Susan Watts-Taffe is associate professor and coordinator of the Reading Endorsement program at the University of Cincinnati.
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Critical Media Pedagogy

Critical Media Pedagogy

The blogging, the digital filmmaking, the spoken-word poetry, and the use of
visual media are all essential to the development of powerful literacies in the 21st
century, but it all pales in comparison to the need to have powerful educators
who ...

Author: Ernest Morrell

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807771877

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 168

This practical book examines how teaching media in high school English and social studies classrooms can address major challenges in our educational system. The authors argue that, in addition to providing underserved youth with access to 21st century learning technologies, critical media education will help improve academic literacy achievement in city schools. Critical Media Pedagogy presents first-hand accounts of teachers who are successfully incorporating critical media education into standards-based lessons and units. The book begins with an analysis of how media have been conceptualized and studied; it identifies the various ways that youth are practicing media, as well as how these practices are constantly increasing in sophistication. Finally, it offers concrete examples of how to develop a rigorous, standards-based content area curriculum that embraces new media practices and features media production.
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