Lindy L. Johnson

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This case study describes the creation of a digital multimodal poem by Mara, a preservice English Education teacher at a large state namesake university located in the Southeastern United States. as a tool to analyze how one preservice teacher's multimodal composition affected her concept of new literacies. To investigate what Mara learned through the(More)
At a large public elementary school in a midsized city in California, one percent of the student population is designated as “gifted and talented.” Another school, located near a major midwestern university, designates roughly eighty percent of their students as “gifted and talented.” Both are neighborhood schools mainly serving the surrounding communities.(More)
PURPOSE This qualitative study investigated perceived successful school experiences for students with cerebral palsy in Australia. Participation and appropriate support in school are complex concepts, although few studies have investigated all stakeholders' perspectives. METHODS Phenomenology informed the study that centered on the concept of a successful(More)
Sociocultural perspectives on literacy include various theories focused on the myriad ways in which people use literacy in context, which include a strong emphasis on power relations. Yet, these theories also have important differences, and many in the field of literacy do not clearly differentiate among them. I provide a critical overview of influential(More)
This paper presents the use of the arts and aesthetic education in a graduate literacy course for inservice and pre-service teachers followed by a description of how one graduate student implemented her learned theory in the high school classroom in which she taught. The core theory of the paper follows the assumption that aesthetic education elicits the(More)
This article analyzes the potential of a series of Youth Action Coalition’s (YAC) Arts-forChange (AfC) youth programs for literacy and identity development, as well as for engaging youth in addressing issues of social justice. Drawing primarily on transcripts of interviews, surveys, and participant-observation fieldnotes inventorying changes in youth(More)
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