Investigating literacy narratives among ethno-linguistically diverse South African students

Show simple item record Carstens, Adelia 2016-04-19T09:50:24Z 2015-07
dc.description.abstract This article reports on a study of pre-service teachers’ literacy narratives in a South African institution of higher learning. Literacy self-narratives of 57 students were collected and analysed for categories and themes under narrator and sponsor identities through the use of AtlasTi software. The results of the study show the role of historical, cultural and political contexts in shaping literacy identities of student teachers. The results also show huge disparities of literacy experiences among different racial and gender groupings, which highlight social and educational opportunities. Using New literacies and Multiliteracies frameworks, I consider how these literacy challenges may be transformed to facilitate a just and equitable society. Particular implications of the students’ constructions of literacy identities are considered at the end of the article. en_ZA
dc.description.department Unit for Academic Literacy en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-07-30
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Carstens, A 2015, 'Investigating literacy narratives among ethno-linguistically diverse South African students', International Journal of the Sociology of Language, no. 234, pp. 93-114. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0165-2516 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1613-3668 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1515/ijsl-2015-0006
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher De Gruyter en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Walter de Gruyter en_ZA
dc.subject Academic literacies en_ZA
dc.subject Literacy self-narrative en_ZA
dc.subject Literacy narrative pedagogy en_ZA
dc.subject Multilingualism en_ZA
dc.subject New literacies en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Investigating literacy narratives among ethno-linguistically diverse South African students en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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