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Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context




ISBN 9780415898904
Published March 21, 2012 by Routledge
246 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Purpose and Approach  Alister Cumming and Esther Geva  2. Tutoring Adolescents in Literacy: A Thematic Synthesis of Published Research  Robert Kohls and Jennifer Shade Wilson  3. Pathways to Education and its Accomplishments  Norman Rowen  4. Students and Their Social Networks for Literacy  Jennifer Shade Wilson  5. Reading Practices and Achievement  Seung Won Jun and Yuko Watanabe  6. Writing Practices and Achievement  Mohammed Al-Alawi and Robert Kohls  7. Issues in Socialization, Literacy Learning, and Educational Processes  Alister Cumming, Mohammed Al-Alawi, and Yuko Watanabe  8. Bridging Lexical Knowledge and Literacy  Daphne Meng-Ying Lin, Gloria Ramirez, Jennifer Shade Wilson, and Esther Geva  9. Tutoring in the Zone of Proximal Development  Ibtissem Knouzi  10. Summary and Recommendations  Alister Cumming and Esther Geva  Appendices: Case Studies of Seven Focal Students  A. Angel: A Resistant, Multilingual Learner  Case Study by Yuko Watanabe  B. Hassan: An Independent Learner with Future Goals  Case Study by Mohammed Al-Alawi  C. Jacob: An Introverted Learner, Needing English Vocabulary  Case Study by Seung Won Jun  D. K-9: A Creative Student Pursuing Vocational Education  Case Study by Robert Kohls  E. MMFresh: A Goal-Oriented, Multilingual Student  Case Study by Mario E. López-Gopar  F. Ning: A Recent Immigrant Student  Case Study by Jennifer Shade Wilson  G. Peter: An Affable, Distracted Lad  Case Study by Gloria Ramirez  H. Score Summaries for 7 Case Study Students on 5 Assessments

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Biography

Alister Cumming is Professor and Head of the Modern Language Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.