Rural Literacies

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 ...

Author: Kim Donehower

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809327492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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

Introduction: Rural Literacies? How might we go about understanding and researching rural literacies? Is it indeed appropriate to speak of “rural ...

Author: B. Green

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.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rural Education in the United States

Mobility as a Factor in Rural Literacies Teaching and Research This chapter has confined its description of rural literacies projects in schools to issues ...

Author: Amy Price Azano

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350172012

Category: Education

Page: 416

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This handbook begins with a foundational overview of rural education, examining the ways in which definitions, histories, policies, and demographic changes influence rural schools. This foundational approach includes how corporatization, population changes, poverty, and the role of data affect everyday learning in rural schools. In following sections, the contributors consider how school closures, charter schools, and district governance influence decision making in rural schooling, while also examining the influence of these structures on higher education attainment, rural school partnerships, and school leadership. They explore curriculum studies in rural education, including place-based and trauma-informed pedagogies, rural literacies, rural stereotype threat, and achievement. Finally, they engage with issues of identity and equity in rural schools by providing an overview of the literature related to diverse populations in rural places, including Indigenous, Black, and Latinx communities, and exceptional learners. Importantly, this handbook applies theoretical tools to rural classroom experiences, demonstrating the potential of work centered at the intersection of theory, rurality, and classroom practice. Each section concludes with a response by an international scholar, situating the topics covered within the broader global context.

Rethinking Rural Literacies

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 ...

Author: B. Green

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.

Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings

This work has included studiesofrural outmigration in Atlantic Canada, literacies in rural contexts, the viability of small rural schools and the use ...

Author: Simone White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317696483

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings is a much-needed guide for educational researchers whose research interests are located outside metropolitan areas in places that are generically considered to be rural. This book is both timely and important as it takes up the key question of how to conduct educational research within and for rural communities. It explores the impact of educational research in such contexts in terms of the lasting good of research and also those being researched. The authorship is international, which brings together researchers experienced in conducting educational inquiry in rural places from across European, Australian, American, and Canadian contexts, allowing readers insight into national and regional challenges. It also draws on the research experiences and methodological challenges faced by senior figures in the field of rural educational research, as well as those in their early careers. Key topics include: Working with and within the rural; The impact of educational globalisation and the problematisation of cultural difference in social research; Researcher subjectivities; The position of education research in rural contexts; The usefulness of research Reciprocity and converging interest; Ethics and confidentiality. This book is uniquely written with an eye to practicality and applicability, and will be an engaging guide for higher degree and doctoral students seeking to gain a stronger understanding of educational research in rural settings.

Literacy Teaching and Learning in Rural Communities

The teachers‘ stories and the scholarly analysis of issues raised through them illuminate the unique challenges and rewards of teaching English in a rural school and offer helpful insights and knowledge for navigating the pedagogical ...

Author: Lisa Schade Eckert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317587422

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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This definitive look at teaching English in rural secondary schools contests current definitions and discussions of rural education, examines their ideological and cultural foundations, and presents an alternative perspective that conceptualizes rural communities as diverse, unique, and conducive to pedagogical and personal growth in teaching and learning. Authentic narratives document individual teachers’ moments of struggle and success in learning to understand, value, and incorporate rural literacies and sensibilities into their curricula. The teachers‘ stories and the scholarly analysis of issues raised through them illuminate the unique challenges and rewards of teaching English in a rural school and offer helpful insights and knowledge for navigating the pedagogical landscape.

Teaching in Rural Places

Now that you know that literacy, a tool with which one can do things, is the mastery of secondary discourses, let's discuss rural literacies.

Author: Amy Price Azano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000220438

Category: Education

Page: 276

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This teacher education textbook invites preservice and beginning teachers to think critically about the impact of rurality on their work and provides an overview of what it means to live, teach, learn, and thrive in rural communities. This book underscores the importance of teaching in rural schools as an act of social justice—work that dismantles spatial barriers to economic, social, and political justice. Teaching in Rural Places begins with a foundational section that addresses the importance of thinking about rural education in the U.S. as an educational environment with particular challenges and opportunities. The subsequent chapters address rural teaching within concentric circles of focus—from communities to schools to classrooms. Chapters provide concrete strategies for understanding rural communities, valuing rural ways of being, and teaching in diverse rural schools by addressing topics such as working with families, building professional networks, addressing trauma, teaching in multi-grade classrooms, and planning place-conscious instruction. The first of its kind, this comprehensive textbook for rural teacher education is targeted toward preservice and beginning teachers in traditional and alternative teacher education programs as well as new rural teachers participating in induction and mentoring programs. Teaching in Rural Places will help ensure that rural students have the well-prepared teachers they deserve.

Reclaiming the Rural

Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy Kim Donehower, Charlotte Hogg, ... As these essays contribute to efforts to “reclaim” rural literacies, ...

Author: Kim Donehower

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809330652

Category: Education

Page: 262

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"Reclaiming the Rural : Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy brings together a diverse collection of essays that consider literacy, rhetoric and pedagogoy in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The essays move beyond typical arguments for preserving, abandoning or modernizng rural places to analyze how rural communities sustain themselves through literate action. The strength of the anthology lies in its multiple perpsectives, various research sites and the different methodologies employed. Topics range from the rhetorics of water disoutes in the western U nited States to the legacy of religious influences in Mexican rural schools; from trainng rural teachers in Canada to educating Appalachian college students; and from the litreacies of the 4-H and the Grange to La Academia de la Nueva Raza."--Publisher.

Prairie Town

While today's rural literacies are complex in their values, purposes, and contradictions, in general terms, many in Prairie Town read importance in farm and ...

Author: Jacqueline Edmondson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461613350

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Prairie Town describes the contemporary rural condition and efforts to sustain rural life in one small Minnesota community at the turn of the 21st century. The book considers the rural literacies that circulate in this community as residents work to redefine their position within the context of globalization. Prairie Town's story offers us hope as we learn that neoliberalism is not inevitable, nor is the demise of rural America. Instead, we learn that not everything can be bought and sold, and disidentification with dominant societal structures is possible within a participatory democratic society.

Adolescent Literacies and the Gendered Self

(re)constructing Identities Through Multimodal Literacy Practices Barbara J. ... 94, 95–96; youth demographic 95 rural flight 94 rural literacies 95 Rural ...

Author: Barbara J. Guzzetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415636186

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Research is documenting how a world youth culture is developing, how global migration is impacting youth, 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.

Rural Education Across the World

Reconfiguring the communicational landscape: Implications for rural literacy. In B. Green & M. Corbett (Eds.), Rethinking rural literacies: Transnational ...

Author: Simone White

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813361164

Category:

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International Handbook of Research on Children s Literacy Learning and Culture

Literacy research that ignores place may become abstract, disembodied, ... Such an approach begins with a critical approach to rural literacies, ...

Author: Kathy Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119237938

Category: Education

Page: 584

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The "International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture" presents a careful distillation of the current research in the field of primary years literacy studies. Well known contributors critically review and synthesize seminal studies on various themes, offer fresh perspectives and conceptualizations, and point to new directions for further investigation and study. Chapters vividly illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary educational thinking and research on literacy by offering perspectives from a wide range of disciplines--from aesthetics and anthropology to cultural psychology and curriculum theory. Literacy topics are addressed in three sections, namely 'society, culture, and community', 'school, culture, and pedagogy', and 'teachers, culture, and identity'. In presenting cutting-edge knowledge on all aspects of literacy learning in the primary/elementary school years, the "International Handbook of Research in Children's Literacy, Learning and Culture" provides an essential resource for scholars, educators, and researchers in charting the future of the increasingly important field of literacy in the 21st century.

Rural Teacher Education

“Multileracies”: New literacies, new learning. Pedagogies, (4), 164–195. Corbett, M. (2001). A protracted struggle: Rural resistance and normalization in ...

Author: Michael Corbett

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811525605

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This book examines challenges associated with the education of teachers in and for rural places. It offers a new perspective with respect to how Canadian educators are shifting the conversation toward a hopeful discourse concerning how educators can foster meaningful rural learning environments, which will contribute to building stronger rural communities and regions. A central focus of the book is emerging reconceptualization of education, place and indigeneity in Canadian education in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Though the challenge of addressing rural teaching and learning lies partly in the nuances and complexities of unique places, there are also common threads that affect virtually all communities in rural, regional and remote educational, cultural, economic, and social geographies. Chapters in this collection provide current research in Canadian rural education including examples and stories from the field – contributed by teachers, administrators, and superintendents – on the challenges and creative opportunities that they have discovered in their own rural context, giving hope and inspiration for what is possible. The book will appeal to all readers interested in rural education and teacher education, as well as to those concerned with educational inequality and indigenous education.

Serendipity in Rhetoric Writing and Literacy Research

With Charlotte Hogg and Eileen E. Schell, she coauthored Rural Literacies (Southern Illinois UP) and co-edited Reclaiming the Rural: Essays on Literacy, ...

Author: Maureen Daly Goggin

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607327394

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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In the course of research, most scholars have known moments of surprise, catastrophe, or good fortune, though they seldom refer to these occurrences in reports or discuss them with students. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research reveals the different kinds of work scholars, particularly those in rhetoric, writing, and literacy, need to do in order to recognize a serendipitous discovery or a missed opportunity. In published scholarship and research, the path toward discovery seems clean and direct. The dead ends, backtrackings, start-overs, and stumbles that occur throughout the research process are elided, and seems that the researchers started at point A and arrived safely and neatly at point B without incident, as if by magic. The path, however, is never truly clear and straight. Research and writing is messy. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research features chapters from twenty-three writing scholars who have experienced moments of serendipity in their own work—not by magic or pure chance but through openness and active waiting, which offer an opportunity to prepare the mind. Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research illustrates the reality of doing research: there is no reliable prescription or one-size-fits-all manual, but success can be found with focused dedication and an open mind. Contributors: Ellen Barton​, ​Zachary C. Beare​, ​Lynn Z. Bloom​, ​Jennifer Clary-Lemon​, ​Caren Wakerman Converse​, ​Gale Coskan-Johnson​, ​Kim Donehower​, ​Bill Endres​, ​Shirley E. Faulkner-Springfield​, ​Lynée Lewis Gaillet​, ​Brad Gyori​, ​Judy Holiday​, ​Gesa E. Kirsch​, ​Lori Ostergaard​, ​Doreen Piano​, ​Liz Rohan​, ​Ryan Skinnell​, ​Patricia Wilde​, ​Daniel Wuebben

Rereading Appalachia

Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Kim Donehower ... Kim Donehower's research on rural literacy began in the Appalachian town of ...

Author: Sara Webb-Sunderhaus

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813165615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Appalachia faces overwhelming challenges that plague many rural areas across the country, including poorly funded schools, stagnant economic development, corrupt political systems, poverty, and drug abuse. Its citizens, in turn, have often been the target of unkind characterizations depicting them as illiterate or backward. Despite entrenched social and economic disadvantages, the region is also known for its strong sense of culture, language, and community. In this innovative volume, a multidisciplinary team of both established and rising scholars challenge Appalachian stereotypes through an examination of language and rhetoric. Together, the contributors offer a new perspective on Appalachia and its literacy, hoping to counteract essentialist or class-based arguments about the region's people, and reexamine past research in the context of researcher bias. Featuring a mix of traditional scholarship and personal narratives, Rereading Appalachia assesses a number of pressing topics, including the struggles of first-generation college students and the pressure to leave the area in search of higher-quality jobs, prejudice toward the LGBT community, and the emergence of Appalachian and Affrilachian art in urban communities. The volume also offers rich historical perspectives on issues such as the intended and unintended consequences of education activist Cora Wilson Stewart's campaign to promote literacy at the Kentucky Moonlight Schools. A call to arms for those studying the heritage and culture of Appalachia, this timely collection provides fresh perspectives on the region, its people, and their literacy beliefs and practices.

Cultivating Rural Education

Her research interest is at the intersection of literacy education and rural ... rural literacies, textual representations of rurality, rural education as a ...

Author: Caitlin Howley

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648024702

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Rural life is more complex than it is perhaps credited. This edited volume explores several themes that highlight such complexities, particularly in terms of what they imply for rural teaching and learning. These themes include the geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic diversity within and across rural communities; the notion that rurality is not a deficit but rather a context; and the array of novel and interesting ways to build upon rural assets and overcome challenges so that rural students are not afforded fewer educational opportunities simply by virtue of their zip code. More practically, this book offers counsel for readers who may be interested in learning more about rural circumstances so that they can make informed and responsive decisions about policies and programs targeting rural students, educators, and schools. Praise for Cultivating Rural Education: "Making appropriate decisions about policy and practice in rural education settings demands an understanding of rural communities and the nuances of rural lifeways that are not standard fare in most decision-makers’ professional backgrounds and preparation. This book clearly and insightfully helps guide readers to those understandings, offering a valuable resource both for individuals with nonrural backgrounds (as a thorough introduction to the salient contexts of rural education) and for those with rural backgrounds (as a guide for framing/reframing and clarifying their existing understandings)." Jerry D. Johnson, Professor and Lydia E. Skeen, Endowed Chair in Education Kansas State University "Howley and Redding have co-edited a book that brings to life the complexity of rural people and places and helps readers understand what this complexity means for rural education. The range of voices and research in Cultivating Rural Education demonstrates how varied rural places are, how real the educational challenges rural schools and districts face are, and how much strength and ingenuity rural people bring to the table to address those challenges." Robert Mahaffey, Executive Director Rural School and Community Trust The book Cultivating Rural Education gives an actionable planning process to understand, define, and cultivate our rural schools and communities. The community and school are so closely tied together, it is time for our stakeholders and community members to highlight what is right and adjust the areas that need adjusting to help save and establish a true path(s) to sustainability for Rural America." Allen Pratt, Executive Director National Rural Education Association

Ruraling Education Research

Rural literacies. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Downes, N., & Roberts, P. (2015). Valuing rural meanings: The work of the parent ...

Author: Philip Roberts

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811601316

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The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies

Julia Gillen is Director, Literacy Research Centre, and Senior Lecturer in ... 2013) with Catherine Beavis, Rethinking Rural Literacies: Transnational ...

Author: Jennifer Rowsell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317510604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies offers a comprehensive view of the field of language and literacy studies. With forty-three chapters reflecting new research from leading scholars in the field, the handbook pushes at the boundaries of existing fields and combines with related fields and disciplines to develop a lens on contemporary scholarship and emergent fields of inquiry. The Handbook is divided into eight sections: The foundations of literacy studies Space-focused approaches Time-focused approaches Multimodal approaches Digital approaches Hermeneutic approaches Making meaning from the everyday Co-constructing literacies with communities This is the first handbook of literacy studies to recognise new trends and evolving trajectories together with a focus on radical epistemologies of literacy. The Routledge Handbook of Literacy Studies is an essential reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those researching and working in the areas of applied linguistics and language and literacy.

Language in South Asia

It should not surprise anyone that literacy levels in South Asia remain so low in ... The literacy programs and schools (for the poor, especially rural, ...

Author: Braj B. Kachru

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521781411

Category: Foreign Language Study

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An overview of the language in South Asia within a linguistic, historical and sociolinguistic context, comprising authoritative contributions from international scholars within the field of language and linguistics. It is an accessible interdisciplinary book for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language planning and South Asian studies.