Reconceptualizing the literacies in adolescents lives: Bridging the everyday/academic divide, third edition

Donna E. Alvermann, Kathleen A. Hinchman

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Abstract

Like previous editions, the third edition of Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents’ Lives invites middle- and high-school educators to move toward a broad, generative view of adolescent literacies. Recognizing that digital media, social networking phenomena are now central in adolescents’ lives, what is different is the focus in this edition on bridging students’ everyday literacies and subject matter learning. Four chapters from earlier editions serve as touchstone texts, honoring youth’s diverse experiences and illustrating how young people’s literacies are enacted, situated, and mediated in various locales; nine new chapters consider how these themes are lived in today’s schools and in the rapidly changing world outside of school

This edition features heightened attention multimodal meaning construction, more discussion of practical implications of the ideas presented, and co-authored teacher commentaries at the end of each section. A Companion Website, new for this edition, facilitates practical application of the text’s key ideas, with discussion questions, and links to instructional activities, blogs, additional readings and viewings, and interactive web pages, and videos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationReconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the Everyday/Academic Divide, Third Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages1-280
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)9780203817285
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Alvermann, D. E., & Hinchman, K. A. (2012). Reconceptualizing the literacies in adolescents lives: Bridging the everyday/academic divide, third edition. In Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives: Bridging the Everyday/Academic Divide, Third Edition (pp. 1-280). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203817285