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Title:"Real Talk": The Participation of African American and Caribbean American Young Men in a Middle School Book Club
Author(s):Parker, Kimberly N.
Director of Research:Willis, Arlette I.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Willis, Arlette I.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Dyson, Anne H.; Harris, Violet J.; DeNicolo, Christina P.; Perry, Theresa
Department / Program:Curriculum & Instruction
Discipline:Secondary & Continuing Educ
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):African American
Caribbean American
males
boys
book clubs
reading
literacy
Abstract:My dissertation research examines what happens when four middle school boys of African descent (African American and Caribbean American) gather to read a shared text in a series of classroom book clubs. I draw on sociocultural theories of literacy development (Rogoff, Gutierrez, Dyson) that present evidence of the importance of understanding literacy practices in relation to the sociocultural contexts in which literacy events occur. Based on data collected for five months (field notes, interviews, institutional and instructional documents), I consider the situated book club practices from ideological and pedagogical perspectives.
Issue Date:2011-01-14
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/18290
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Kimberly N. Parker
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-01-14
Date Deposited:December 2


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