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English Education, Vol. 41, No. 4, July 2009

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Issue Theme: Critical Literacy Research with Urban Youth: Implications for Teaching and Teacher Education

  • The Editorial We: Themed Issue on Critical Literacy Research with Urban Youth: Implications for Teaching and Teacher Education

    Michael T. Moore and Valerie Kinloch

    Abstract: Editor Michael Moore and Guest Editor Valerie Kinloch preview this special themed issue on Critical Literacy Research with Urban Youth: Implications for Teaching and Teacher Education.

    Keywords: College

  • Literacy, Community, and Youth Acts of Place-Making

    Valerie Kinloch, Coeditor

    Abstract: Valerie Kinloch describes how the literacy narratives around place-making by Phillip, an African American teenager who resides in this historic community,demonstrate complexities of confronting power, struggle, and identity within an out-of-school community that is rapidly becoming gentrified.

    Keywords: College

  • Process, Product, and Playmaking

    Maisha T. Fisher, Susie Spear Purcell, and Rachel May

    Abstract: Maisha T. Fisher, Susie Spear Purcell, and Rachel May discusses how teachers and teacher educators can employ theater and drama to teach English language arts. The authors examine specific ways to use theater as a political and educational tool to develop critical readers, writers, speakers, and thinkers through the lens of an after-school theater group for adolescent girls called Playmaking for Girls

    Keywords: College

  • Performing New Geographies of Literacy Teaching and Learning

    Lalitha Vasudevan

    Abstract: Lalitha Vasudevan’s “Performing New Geographies of Literacy Teaching and Learning.” Vasudevan explores how urban adolescents and adults at the Alternative to Incarceration Program (ATIP) in New York City redefine the spaces, meanings, and purposes of teaching and learning through expressive multimodal literacy practices. Relying on research in literacy, multimodality, and spatiality allows her to investigate intricate relationships, interactions, and practices among students and adults at ATIP.

    Keywords: College

  • The Skin We Ink: Tattoos, Literacy, and a New English Education

    David E. Kirkland

    Abstract: David E. Kirkland turns our attention to the ways tattoos can represent “human” stories of literacy through the power of inked flesh, the self-portrait it creates, and the words and worlds that surround the body. The body, for Kirkland, is an important site of cultural production that represents the transformative, political, and personal terrains of literacy.

    Keywords: College

  • Literacy for Life

    Andrea Abernethy Lunsford

    Abstract: Andrea Lunsford writes in the afterword, “Literacy for Life,” the stories young people tell in the articles collected here “are not about literacy in the service of school: they are about literacy for life.”

    Keywords: College

  • Announcements

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    Keywords: College

  • Reviewers

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    Keywords: College

  • Index to Volume 41

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    Keywords: College

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