A case for including popular culture in literacy education for young adults with Down syndrome

Moni, K. B. and Jobling, A. (2008) A case for including popular culture in literacy education for young adults with Down syndrome. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 31 3: 260-277.

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Author Moni, K. B.
Jobling, A.
Title A case for including popular culture in literacy education for young adults with Down syndrome
Journal name Australian Journal of Language and Literacy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-1562
1839-4728
Publication date 2008-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 260
End page 277
Total pages 18
Editor L. Unsworth
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract Popular culture has been part of English and literacy studies in Australia for several years. However, the issue of the inclusion of popular culture in literacy education for young adults with Down syndrome has been marginalised. Using examples of engagement with popular culture by young adults with Down syndrome attending a post-school literacy program, the authors argue that educators need to take note of the role popular culture plays in the lives of these young adults. In the second part of the article, suggestions are given for including popular culture texts in literacy programs for young adults with Down syndrome in the senior years of high school and in post-school settings.
Keyword Popular culture
Australia
Literacy education
Down syndrome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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