Giving voice to Valeria's story: Support, value, and agency for immigrant adolescents

Date
2013
Authors
Stewart, Mary Amanda
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Publisher
International Reading Association
Abstract

The article presents the circumstances of a recent Salvadoran immigrant high school student who puts forth great effort to learn despite difficult circumstances caused by her immigration status, economic realities, and the educational system itself. The author issues a call to action for literacy educators to revolutionize their relationships with students, curriculum, and pedagogy. She discusses the need for teachers to give their immigrant students support through caring relationships, value of their lived experiences through relevant literature, and the agency they have lost through writing about their immigration stories.

Description
Article originally published in Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(1), 42–50. English. Published Online 2013. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.217
Keywords
Digital media literacies, Language learners, Family literacy, Struggling learners
Citation
This is the abstract for an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.217. Recommended citation: Stewart, M. A. (2013). Giving voice to Valeria's story: Support, value, and agency for immigrant adolescents. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 57(1), 42–50. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.