This teacher research explores the Internet search practices of six struggling adolescent readers while they searched for information on a Caribbean Island during two ninth-grade geography classes. Representing a diversity of Internet experiences and academic backgrounds, the selected students conducted a series of think aloud protocols and interviews to unveil the ways that their use of the Internet for learning continues to be socially reproduced and influenced by their traditional literacies. I argue that both the traditional literacies of struggling adolescent readers and the "academic" views of learning in the selected geography classes both impede and reproduce the ways that students conduct and construct meaning from Internet searches.
|Keywords:||New Literacies, Adolescent Literacies, High School, Internet Search Practices|
Doctoral Student, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA
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