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Orality as Cultural Action

Title: Orality as Cultural Action: Contributions to Literacy.
Name(s): Boggs, George L, author
Duarte, R, author
Manglitz, J, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-12-12
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Literacy education, especially writing in US secondary schools, suffers for its detachment from the breadth of social purposes for which literacy is required and in which literacy is developed. Complex forms of cultural communication are best learned in conjunction with creative, productive, action sanctioned through authentic social connection. Orality offers clues to the development of practice-oriented literacy education that can help contextualize emerging interest in disciplinary literacy within broader cultural worlds that give us reasons and rules for writing. This paper presents four cases of practice-oriented communication, which encompass a broad set of communities of practice and speech. They offer multiple avenues for thinking about the role of practice and oral communication in teaching writing as part of 21st century literacies. Discussion of the cases suggests opportunities for instruction in situated, contingent, and emergent 21st century literacies.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1479056485 (IID)
Keywords: 21st century literacies, authentic writing, communities of practice, disciplinary literacies, talk
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Writing & Pedagogy.

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Boggs, G. L., Duarte, R., & Manglitz, J. (2016). Orality as Cultural Action: Contributions to Literacy. Writing & Pedagogy. Retrieved from