Literacy in American Lives by Deborah Brandt. Wendy S. Angleman Becky A. Palomo. Demographics of Study. 80 participants interviewed Ranging in age from 10 to 98 years old
Wendy S. Angleman
Becky A. Palomo
“Sponsorship is a tool that can clarify for teachers how students in their classrooms are differentially subsidized in their literacy learning outside of school by virtue of the economic histories of their families and regions.” (p. 44-45)
and religious upbringing.
and law libraries within prison facilities.
‘Distributive Education’ – Distributive Education Clubs of America. A precursor to present day ‘work-study’ program where high school students attended school half a day and worked in local employment half a day.
sponsors of literacy than their white European decent
levels and professional status as their white counterparts were not viewed the same in regards to their ‘tradable
value’. (p. 106)
increase were the African-American churches, the African-American press, national attention due to periods of temporary crisis (WWII), and the
modern civil rights movement.
that students’ devotion to writing ruined their devotion to reading.
abundance of technology or the absence of it.
the same time, Raymond Branch and Dora Lopez from the same mid-western community.
advantage that afforded him the opportunity to participate in computer technology at the ground level.
“We can see how both a legacy of dispossession and the rapid pace of economic transformation translate into new round of disadvantage.” (p.185)
The democratic ideals that this nation was founded on must apply to all citizens giving each individual both the educational status and the opportunity to advance through technological means so as to create a balance of both power and status.
Brandt, D. (2001). Literacy in American Lives. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.