Biliterate Asian Students' Literacy Practices in North America
  • ISSN 0957-6851
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9838
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The emergence and significance of transnational adolescents at school and in society have recently been recognized, and yet, little is known about how their transnational lived experiences affect their literacy learning and identity construction. Thus, the study reported in this paper explored transnational literacy options and practices that two Korean transnational adolescents had experienced and addressed how their online literacy practices served them while negotiating their transnational identities. The findings show that the participants engaged in multiple literacy practices and forged transnational identities through online activities involving “creating and constructing a transnational and transcultural community” and “communicating via instant messaging.” The findings suggest that we should re-conceptualize the teaching and learning of students who share multilingual, transnational lived experiences and that we should re-examine what it means to be good, educated students and global citizens in the 21st century.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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