A vision for adolescent literacy: Ours or theirs?

Santa, Carol M.
March 2006
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Mar2006, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p466
Academic Journal
The article advocates for adolescent literacy specialists to work against current views of what effective literacy practice is to improve adolescent literacy and secondary schools. It discusses four overlapping ideas or principles essential to improving adolescent literacy: classroom communities and relationships, direct strategy instruction and teacher modeling, internalizing principles and philosophy of learning, and professional expertise. It emphasizes the significance of classroom communities and relationships because it believes that the foundation for change always rests with positive human relationships.


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