Rural literacies

Kim Donehower, Charlotte Hogg, Eileen E. Schell

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Abstract

Rural Literacies identifies the problems inherent in trying to understand rural literacy, addresses the lack of substantive research on literacy in rural areas, and reviews traditional misrepresentations of rural literacy. This innovative volume frames debates over literacy in relation to larger social, political, and economic forces, such as the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on rural schools and the effects of out-migration, globalization, and the loss of small family farms on rural communities. Drawing upon traditional literacy and composition research and employing theory from education and sociology, the text engages compositionists in broader conversations regarding rural literacies. The authors share strategies that will help compositionists participate in pedagogies that are rooted in a richer understanding of rural literacies and work toward sustainability for all communities in a globalized age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSouthern Illinois University Press
Number of pages237
ISBN (Electronic)9780809390786
ISBN (Print)9780809327492
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Donehower, K., Hogg, C., & Schell, E. E. (2007). Rural literacies. Southern Illinois University Press.