Literacy, Community, and Youth Acts of Place-Making

Kinloch, Valerie
July 2009
English Education;Jul2009, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p316
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the youth literacy practices and place-making amid urban renewal in Harlem, New York City based on the case of out-of-school African American teenager named Phillip, and their implication for teaching. She says that the opposition of Phillip to the gentrification using video recordings reflect oral, print and multimodal forms of literacy. She adds that the narrations of Phillip signify that literacy occurs in other spaces of learning aside from schools. She believes that the Harlem High School failed to address racial differences.


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