1st Edition

Learning from Urban Immigrant Youth About Academic Literacies

By Jie Y. Park Copyright 2018
    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book reports on a two-year long, qualitative literacy case study of the academic literacies of first and second-generation immigrant youth in an afterschool tutoring program in South Bronx, New York. Through transcripts of tutoring sessions, interview data, and youths’ written work, each chapter highlights how youth interpreted and navigated various school assignments, and what resources and perspectives they brought to unpacking the meaning and significance of texts and disciplinary discourses. By focusing on the immigrant youth themselves, and not on the teaching that happens (or does not happen) inside classrooms, this volume provides a unique and much-needed vantage point to understanding the academic literacies and engagement of urban immigrant youth.

    Chapter 1. Framing Immigrant Youth and Academic Literacies

    Chapter 2. Problem Solving in Academic Literacies

    Chapter 3: Tracing the Development of Academic Literacies

    Chapter 4: Exploring the Role of Knowledge in Academic Literacies

    Chapter 5: Deconstructing the Academic Literacy Gap

    Chapter 6. A Resource Approach to Academic Literacies: Leveraging Urban Immigrant Youths’ Epistemic Privilege

    Chapter 7. Teaching and Researching Academic Literacies


    Jie Y. Park is an assistant professor of Education at Clark University, USA.