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The Confluence of Digital Literacy and Digital Ethics in Young Adult Literature for the Secondary English Classroom: Where Are We Now?

Woods, Christine L. (2016) The Confluence of Digital Literacy and Digital Ethics in Young Adult Literature for the Secondary English Classroom: Where Are We Now? Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

Teaching young adult literature in the secondary English classroom with a focus on digital literacy and digital ethics is more necessary than ever in the age of digital communication. Adolescents are often on a device or online interacting for much of their day and doing so often without adult supervision or guidance. Due to potential limitations in user exposure or knowledge of digital worlds for both teachers and students, educators can utilize young adult literature with a digital focus to instruct on the positive and negative aspects of interacting with digital devices and media today. According to Hayn and Kaplan from their text Teaching Young Literature Today, they believe, “In an education climate of accountability, standards, benchmarks, and high-stakes testing, combining contemporary YAL and technology provides an innovative and engaging way to teach curriculum standards” (225). By selecting young adult literature titles in this thesis for classroom reading and instruction which not only address curriculum goals but have a digital focus, secondary English language arts teachers can guide adolescents using young adult literature that is relevant and useful to their digital realities as they evaluate their digital device and media experiences.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Christine L. Woods
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2016 15:02
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 15:02
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/253

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