21st century new literacies and digital tools as empowering pedagogies for urban youth of color

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Marcelle Haddix

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Abstract

Increasingly, more youth of color are gaining access to multiple forms of digital and popular media, yet 21st Century Literacies are virtually absent from the curriculum in most schools that serve them. By contrast, their increased knowledge of digital tools is usually met with restrictive access. For example, in many urban public high schools, cell phones are seen as contraband and students are required to "check" them at the door. Additionally, access to the Internet and social media platforms are blocked on most computers to which students have access while in school. More research is needed on how race, gender, ethnicity, and language intersect with access to digital tools in schools. This chapter presents a dialogue about the positive impact of using 21st Century New Literacies and digital tools with Black male middle and high school students. The authors highlight ways that teachers can effectively use digital tools in their classrooms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLiteracy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education
PublisherIGI Global
Pages233-246
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781466649255, 1466649240, 9781466649248
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Sealey-Ruiz, Y., & Haddix, M. (2013). 21st century new literacies and digital tools as empowering pedagogies for urban youth of color. In Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education (pp. 233-246). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4924-8.ch0014