Rural Literacies

everywhere, including large urban universities—it is incumbent on us to understand the cultural assumptions that affect our own understanding of rural students' literacies, especially as we work to shape those literacies in the ...

Author: Kim Donehower

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809327492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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Rural Literacies identifies the problems inherent in trying to understand rural literacy, addresses the lack of substantive research on literacy in rural areas, and reviews traditional misrepresentations of rural literacy. This innovative volume frames debates over literacy in relation to larger social, political, and economic forces, such as the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on rural schools and the effects of out-migration, globalization, and the loss of small family farms on rural communities. Drawing upon traditional literacy and composition research and employing theory from education and sociology, the text engages compositionists in broader conversations regarding rural literacies. The authors share strategies that will help compositionists participate in pedagogies that are rooted in a richer understanding of rural literacies and work toward sustainability for all communities in a globalized age.

Rethinking Rural Literacies

notions of global citizenship, and involving a view of “rural literacies that are multiple and that encourage identification among rural, urban and suburban citizens” (p. 193). The latter is particularly important: itallows theprojectof ...

Author: Michael Corbett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137275493

Category: Education

Page: 295

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The chapters in this international collection investigate a wide range of theorizations of rurality and literacy; literate practices and pedagogies; questions of place, space, and sustainability; and representations of rurality that challenge simplistic conceptions of standardized literacy and the real-and-imagined world beyond the metropolis.

Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies

Halifax, NS: Fernwood Publishing. Corbett, M (2015). Rural literacies: Text and context beyond the metropolis. In J Rowsell & K Pahl (Eds), The Routledge handbook of literacy studies (pp. 124–139). New York and London: Routledge.

Author: Mark Shucksmith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317619864

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

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Rural societies around the world are changing in fundamental ways, both at their own initiative and in response to external forces. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies examines the organisation and transformation of rural society in more developed regions of the world, taking an interdisciplinary and problem-focused approach. Written by leading social scientists from many countries, it addresses emerging issues and challenges in innovative and provocative ways to inform future policy. This volume is organised around eight emerging social, economic and environmental challenges: Demographic change. Economic transformations. Food systems and land. Environment and resources. Changing configurations of gender and rural society. Social and economic equality. Social dynamics and institutional capacity. Power and governance. Cross-cutting these challenges are the growing interdependence of rural and urban; the rise in inequality within and between places; the impact of fiscal crisis on rural societies; neoliberalism, power and agency; and rural areas as potential sites of resistance. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Studies is required reading for anyone concerned with the future of rural areas.

Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self

In their look at rural areas as vital and sustainable communities in flux, Donehower et al. (2007) explored “rural literacies” as a framework for doing away with rural stereotypes and for fostering “the particular kinds of literate ...

Author: Barbara J. Guzzetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136199189

Category: Education

Page: 170

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Today’s youth live in the interface of the local and the global. Research is documenting how a world youth culture is developing, how global migration is impacting youth, how global capitalism is changing their economic and vocational futures, and how computer-mediated communication with the world is changing the literacy needs and identities of students. This book explores the dynamic range of literacy practices that are reconstructing gender identities in both empowering and disempowering ways and the implications for local literacy classrooms. As gendered identities become less essentialist, are more often created in virtual settings, and are increasingly globalized, literacy educators need to understand these changes in order to effectively educate their students. The volume is organized around three themes: gender influences and identities in literacy and literature; gender influences and identities in new literacies practices; and gender and literacy issues and policies. The contributing authors, from North America, Europe, and Australia offer an international perspective on literacy issues and practices. This volume is an important contribution to understanding the impact of the local and the global on how today’s youth are represented and positioned in literacy practices and polices within the context of 21st century global/cosmopolitan life.

Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education

My most recent project has focused on linguistic minority student experiences in rural and small town high schools in New Mexico. Part of my rationale for this project has been the lack of research on rural literacy education in general ...

Author: Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319491400

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book discusses aspects of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the specific context of language and literacy education. It addresses epistemological perspectives, methodological problems, and practical considerations related to research involvements in areas of language education and literacy studies rather than generic issues of other fields of social sciences. The volume starts with Theoretical Considerations in the first part and raises some epistemological and theoretical concerns that are rarely debated in the specific context of research on language and literacy teaching. The second part, Methodological Approaches explores issues of the design and implementation of language and literacy education research within the framework of some of the major established qualitative research traditions. Finally, the part on Research in Action discusses practical aspects of a few actual instances of qualitative research on language and literacy education in different contexts.

Resources in Education

Some U.S. rural literacy projects offer a single service while others offer more , such as tutors , learning centers , and independent - study projects . A scarcity of available funding often limits rural literacy programs .

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ISBN: MINN:30000010536914

Category: Education

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Punjab

MAP129 Percentage of Rural Literates to total Rural Pvpulation (excluding 0-4 age-group): 1961 Rural literacy is lower than general literacy, but the regional pattern is similar in the two cases. The northern Punjab stands in marked ...

Author: India Census Division

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015500692

Category: India

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Census of India 1961

89 Literacy by sex in rural and urban areas 17. Table IX - 10 gives an analysis of effective literacy by total , rural and urban and by males and females for 1961 . Table IX - 11 gives the distribution of 10,000 literates of each sex in ...

Author: India. Office of the Registrar

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ISBN: MSU:31293036594731

Category: India

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Contributions to Indian Geography Rural geography

Urban - rural differences are essentially a function of the differential rates of change occurring in towns and villages . Literacy , like other innovations , originates in urban places and diffuses subsequently into the countryside ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015023132288

Category: Geography

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