LYST 370 - Literacy and Ethnography
Semester Hours: 3
This Doctoral seminar explores the ethnography of literacy. It provides opportunities for examining related theoretical frameworks and underlying epistemological foundations for researching language and literacy as aspects of and embedded within social practices. Participants will review ethnographies of language and literacy of various scholars who examine how everyday practices of language and literacy (in-school and out) are situated in cultural, political and social contexts. Focus is placed on the range of data used in literacy ethnographies, data collection methods, and on the different theoretical frameworks that inform the analysis of the data, including narrative analysis, discourse analysis and analysis of multimodal and multilingual literacy practices. The course allows for the development of evolving research agendas of students and provides practice on writing literacy ethnographies.
LYST 360 or permission of instructor.
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