Graduation Year

2016

Graduation Month

December

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts – Education

School or Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Major

English – English Teaching

Faculty Mentor

Jessica Gallo

Faculty Mentor Department

Curriculum and Instruction

Keywords

literacy, adolescents, photography, reading, high school, curriculum

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Secondary Education and Teaching

Abstract

In rapidly changing times, students need to understand and utilize various types of literacies in order to be productive citizens and communicate with each other in a fast-paced world. Literacy is often simplified to the ability to read and write, only on some occasions including other topics such as speaking and listening skills, or computer literacies. The need for improved literacy instruction is apparent in high schools, and this study seeks to inform educators of different needs and hopes that students may have in the broad field of literacy. This study seeks to expand the definition of literacy while simultaneously starting a conversation about ways to better incorporate literacy instruction into schools.

Honors College Research Project

Yes

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