Humphrey, S. (2013). Empowering adolescents for activist literacies. Journal of Language and Literacy Education,9(1), 114-135. United States of America: College of Education, University of Georgia. Retrieved from http://jolle.coe.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Empowering-Adolescents.pdf
An essential requirement for supporting the activist literacies of adolescents is a critical understanding of the purposes, practices and roles of engaged citizens and of the linguistic and broader semiotic resources they deploy in response to their multi-layered contexts. Drawing on theories from social semiotic and rhetorical traditions as well as socio-culturally informed genrebased pedagogies, I discuss how teachers and adolescent learners have developed their knowledge of rhetoric and grammar from a close study of the texts of adolescent activists to inform their own activist literacies.
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