Tatum, A. W. (2014). Orienting African American Male Adolescents toward Meaningful Literacy Exchanges with Texts.Journal of Education, 194(1), 35.
Drawing from a sociohistorical understanding of the roles of texts for African American males and data from a recent survey of teens’ meaningful experiences with texts, the author provides a general understanding of the roles of texts among African American males and African American male adolescents’ meaningful relationships with texts. These understandings are necessary for re-orienting these young males toward meaningful literacy exchanges with fiction and nonfiction texts with socioemotional and cognitive orientations. Implications for shaping more responsive textual pathways for struggling and non-struggling readers are offered. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
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