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MS in Literacy Education



First Supervisor

Joellen Maples


Extensive research has been done in the area of home literacy. The research has found many connections to student school performance. adolescent girls’ However, the connection between home literacy of and school literacy has yet to be explored. This action research project seeks to answer the question “How do adolescent girls’ home literacy practices connect to adolescent girls’ literacy practices at school?” This research focused on four adolescent girls from three different school districts. Methodology included the use of questionnaires delivered via Facebook Messaging and e-mail. Data analysis indicates that because adolescent students use a vast amount of technology outside of school, they would perform better and find learning more enjoyable if technology was used more in school.

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