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EDUC 8544 Learners and the Changing Literacy Landscape: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EDUC 8544 Required Course Readings



The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Alim, H. S. (2011). Global ill-literacies: Hip hop cultures, youth identities, and the politics of literacy. Review of Research in Education, 35(1), 120–146.

Badke, W. (2010). Information overload? Maybe not. Online, 34(5), 52–54.

Balasubramanian, K., Thamizoli, P., Umar, A., & Kanwar, A. (2010). Using mobile phones to promote lifelong learning among rural women in Southern India. Distance Education, 31(2), 193–209.

Bowman, J. (2008). Is stupid making us Google? The New Atlantis, 21, 75–80.

Camangian, P. (2011). Making people our policy: Grounding literacy in lives. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(6), 458–460.

Carr, N. (2008). Is Google making us stupid? The Atlantic, 302(1), 56–63.

Duncan-Andrade, J. M., & Morrell, E. (2008). Chapter 2: Contemporary Developers of Critical Pedagogy (pp. 23–48). In The art of critical pedagogy: Possibilities for moving from theory to practice in urban schools. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing. ”

Howard, G. R. (2007). As diversity grows, so must we. Educational Leadership, 64(6), 16–22.

Hughes-Hassell, S., & Rawson, C. H. (2011). Closing the literacy gap for African American males. School Library Monthly, 28(3), 15–17.

Keskin, N. O., & Metcalf, D. (2011). The current perspectives, theories and practices of mobile learning. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 10(2), 202–208.

Kirkland, D. E. (2008). Shaping the digital pen: Media literacy, youth culture & MySpace. Youth Media Reporter, 2(1–6), 188–200.

Kirkland, D. E. (2010). English(es) in urban contexts: Politics, pluralism, and possibilities. English Education, 42(3), 293–306.

Koszalka, T. A., & Ntloedibe-Kuswani, G. S. (2010). Literature on the safe and disruptive learning potential of mobile technologies. Distance Education, 31(2), 139–157.

Leu, D. J., McVerry, J. G., O'Byrne, W. L., Kiili, C., Zawilinski, L., Everett-Cacopardo, H., . . . Forzani, E. (2011). The new literacies of online reading comprehension: Expanding the literacy and learning curriculum. Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 55(1), 5–14.

Leu, D. J., O’Byrne, W. I., Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J. G., & Everett-Cacopardo, H. (2009). Comments on Greenhow, Robelia, and Hughes: Expanding the new literacies conversation. Educational Researcher, 38(4), 264–269.

Martínez, R. A. (2010). Spanglish as literacy tool: Toward an understanding of the potential role of Spanish-English code-switching in the development of academic literacy. Research in the Teaching of English, 45(2), 124–149.

Neuman, W. R. (2010). Appraising information abundance. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 56(21), B8–B10.

Paris, D. (2009). “They’re in my culture, they speak the same way”: African American language in multiethnic high schools. Harvard Educational Review, 79(3), 428–447, 539.

Paris, D. (2012). Culturally sustaining pedagogy: A needed change in stance, terminology, and practice. Educational Researcher, 41(3), 93–97.

Park, Y. (2011). A pedagogical framework for mobile learning: Categorizing educational applications of mobile technologies into four types. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(2), 78–102.

Seelow, D. (2010). Voices from the field: The graphic novel as advanced literacy tool. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2(1), 57–64.

Spence, L. K. (2009). Developing multiple literacies in a website project. Reading Teacher. 62(7), 592–597.

Wegmann, K. M., & Bowen, G. L. (2010). Strengthening connections between schools and diverse families: A cultural capital perspective. Prevention Researcher, 17(3), 7–10.

Young, J. S. (2010). Voices from the field: The other side of media literacy education: Possible selves, social capital, and positive youth development. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2(3), 230–237.

Zenkov, K., van Lier, P., Harmon, J., & Tompkins, E. (2009). Through students’ eyes: Seeing city youths’ perspectives on the social nature of literacy. Journal of Reading Education, 34(3), 15–22.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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