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Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

2013 Volume 56, Number 4

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Number of articles: 4

  1. Rethinking Common Assumptions about Adolescents' Motivation to Use Technology in and out of School

    Gloria E. Jacobs

    Research on youth use of multiliteracies and multimodal texts often imply that youth are inherently motivated by digital technologies. In this column, I consider the nature of research into... More

    pp. 271-274

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  2. It's Time to Turn the Digital Page: Preservice Teachers Explore E-Book Reading

    Lotta C. Larson

    This article describes what happened when 49 preservice teachers participated in an e-book reading experience in order to prepare them to teach with e-books in K-12 classrooms. In addition to... More

    pp. 280-290

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  3. The Cafeteria as Contact Zone: Developing a Multicultural Perspective through Multilingual and Multimodal Literacies

    Courtney Kelly

    This article describes the inaugural year of a cross-cultural after-school program that used a problem-solving, project-based pedagogy to promote meaningful interactions between immigrant middle... More

    pp. 301-310

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  4. Open up the Ceiling on the Common Core State Standards: Preparing Students for 21st-Century Literacy--Now

    Sally Valentino Drew

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the latest effort to reform education through standards. This article examines how the Standards promise to prepare students for the changing world of ... More

    pp. 321-330

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