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Title:21st century literacy instruction: African American males' experiences in an English/language arts classroom
Author(s):Blackmon, Nikisha
Director of Research:Harris, Violet J.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Harris, Violet J.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Dyson, Anne H.; Hunter, Richard C.; DeNicolo, Christina P.
Department / Program:Curriculum and Instruction
Discipline:Curriculum and Instruction
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
teacher beliefs
African American Males
Abstract:This dissertation explores how literacy instruction is organized for, taught, and experienced by five adolescent, African American, male students in an eighth grade English/Language Arts classroom. With this dissertation, I acquired an understanding of what impacts how and why teachers deliver literacy instruction. I adopt a sociocultural perspective of literacy development by focusing on the literacy practices that occurred during literacy events. From a sociocultural perspective, students can be seen as active and capable literacy learners as they experience and engage with a wide range of literacy practices in everyday contexts.
Issue Date:2014-05-30
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Nikisha Blackmon
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-05-30
Date Deposited:2014-05

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