Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies

Shifting the discourse from a focus on academic language to the more dynamic but less researched construct of academic literacies, this volume addresses three key questions: • What constitutes academic literacy? • What does academic ...

Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies

Shifting the discourse from a focus on academic language to the more dynamic but less researched construct of academic literacies, this volume addresses three key questions: • What constitutes academic literacy? • What does academic literacy development in adolescent multilingual students look like and how can this development be assessed? • What classroom contexts foster the development of academic literacies in multilingual adolescents? The contributing authors provide divergent definitions of academic literacies and use dissimilar theoretical and methodological approaches to study literacy development. Nevertheless, all chapters reflect a shared conceptual framework for examining academic literacies as situated, overlapping, meaning-making practices. This framework foregrounds students’ participation in valued disciplinary literacy practices. Emphasized in the new college and career readiness standards, the notion of disciplinary practices allows the contributing authors to bridge the language/content dichotomy, and take a more holistic as well as nuanced view of the demands that multilingual students face in general education classrooms. The volume also explores the implications of the emphasis on academic literacy practices for classroom instruction, research, and policy.

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Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Daniella Molle, Edynn Sato, Timothy Boals, Carol A. Hedgspeth
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Shifting the discourse from a focus on academic language to the more dynamic but less researched construct of academic literacies, this volume addresses three key questions: • What constitutes academic literacy? • What does academic literacy development in adolescent multilingual students look like and how can this development be assessed?
Multilingual Learners and Academic Literacies
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Daniella Molle, Edynn Sato, Timothy Boals, Carol A. Hedgspeth
Categories: Education, Bilingual
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

Shifting the discourse from a focus on academic language to the more dynamic but less researched construct of academic literacies, this volume addresses three key questions: What constitutes academic literacy? What does academic literacy development in adolescent multilingual students look like and how can this development be assessed? What classroom
Learning from Urban Immigrant Youth About Academic Literacies
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Jie Y. Park
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-15 - Publisher: 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
Radicalizing Literacies and Languaging
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Alexandra Babino, Mary Amanda Stewart
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-26 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book names and confounds the mono-mainstream assumption that invisibly frames much research, the ideologies that normalize monolingualism, monoculturalism, monoliteracy, mononationalism, and/or monomodal ways of knowing. In its place, the authors propose multi- and trans- lenses of these phenomena steeped in a raciolinguistic perspective on Bourdieu’s reflexive sociology to move
Children's Multilingual Development and Education
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Alison L. Bailey, Anna V. Osipova
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A study of the beliefs and practices of parents and educators raising future generations of multilingual children.