The "Academic Literacies" Model: Theory and Applications

@article{Lea2006TheL,
  title={The "Academic Literacies" Model: Theory and Applications},
  author={Mary Lea and B. Street},
  journal={Theory Into Practice},
  year={2006},
  volume={45},
  pages={368 - 377}
}
Although the term academic literacies was originally developed with regard to the study of literacies in higher education and the university, the concept also applies to K–12 education. An academic literacies perspective treats reading and writing as social practices that vary with context, culture, and genre (Barton & Hamilton, 1998; Street, 1984, 1995). The literacy practices of academic disciplines can be viewed as varied social practices associated with different communities. In addition… Expand
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