Youth/Adolescent Growth in Literacy

Youth/Adolescent Growth in Literacy

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A crucial part of any effort to mobilize a community for adolescent literacy is to empower youth to take ownership of their own literacy development. Research indicates that the level of motivation a young person experiences can determine whether they engage with, or disengage from, literacy activities. In fact, if the young person does not experience any intrinsic motivation, some self efficacy to develop literacy skills, then their engagement with learning will decline over time. Therefore, it is important that a young person sees the connections and value of literacy to real life experiences.
Citation: Youth/Adolescent Growth in Literacy (National Urban League, 2008)
Program: Education