TITLE

English-Language Learners, Fan Communities, and 21st-Century Skills

AUTHOR(S)
Black, Rebecca W.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;May2009, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p688
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how technology and media can be utilized to promote 21st-century and digital literacy skills for English language learners (ELLs). The author discusses how globalization and technological diffusion require that students develop 21st-century skills and notes a study investigating the role of fan fiction in developing print and information literacy skills. He comments on how Internet use by young immigrants affects literacy practices and notes that technological literacy is required to participate in online fan communities. He discusses how fan communities can influence teaching methods.
ACCESSION #
39260021

 

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