Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

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Censorship in three metaphors.(COMMENTARY)(Essay)
May 1, 2009 ... We write this article in early October 2008, coincidentally the same time that the American Library Association (ALA) has, since 1982, designated a Banned Books Week. This is a time, says the ALA, to remind Americans "not to take [a] precious...

Reading for a better world: teaching for social responsibility with young adult literature.
May 1, 2009 ... There are four words in Reading Don't Fix No Chevys (Smith & Wilhelm, 2003) that particularly resonated with me. The authors interviewed middle and high school boys to better understand their lives of literacy. One boy, a junior in high...

Inquiry into urban adolescent independent reading habits: can Gee's theory of Discourses provide insight?(Report)
May 1, 2009 ... Recent research has focused on student motivation and reading habits in the middle school years (Ediger, 2001; Hughes-Hassell & Rodge, 2007; Ivey & Broaddus, 2001; Krashen, 2004; Leppanen, Aunola, & Nurmi, 2005; Love & Hamston, 2003, 2004;...

English-language learners, fan communities, and 21st-century skills.(Case study)
May 1, 2009 ... Globalization is a term often used to describe the increasing flow of people, ideas, goods, and capital across national borders (Appadurai, 1996; Suarez-Orozco & Qin-Hilliard, 2004). In many ways, globalization has been facilitated by and...

Lana's story: re-storying literacy education.
May 1, 2009 ... Susan (all names are pseudonyms), the adult education instructor, introduces her as "our resident writer and unofficial cut-up." Lana is short in stature and slight in build, but as her writing demonstrates, her physical appearance belies the...