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CYNTHIA SELFE: This concept of cultural ecology is important in understanding
any kinds of literate practices or values
But it's particularly important in understanding the practices that happen in digital environments
because computer networks now extend across geopolitical, cultural, and linguistic borders
And so we can understand very little about literate practices and values without understanding
the cultural and social formations that shape and are shaped by these practices
ANGELICA M: And that was really helpful because I remember when I was around 4th grade
this teacher -- she would have the cards, and she would flip them like that and we would give the answer
And whoever knew all the answers would get a Hershey.
ERIKA MERCADO: There were little cards all over the house, I guess, so I would be exposed to it
and see it, I guess because he understood the importance of it, and I would always see him reading...
IRMA MOHAMMADI: I got accepted to the University of Puebla, in Mexico. But my dad, a Mexican -- he didn't want me to live... the dorm. So, you know, he didn't let me go. And my other choice was either stay in Juarez in the university over there
or come to El Paso, and I chose El Paso, because, you know, at least I can learn English.
CORINA JIMENEZ: She had had odd jobs here and there when my sister and I were younger
but struggled with having daycare. So she was a housewife from pretty much the time that I was an infant
to the time when I was about 12 years old in the 7th grade. And she decided to go back to school because
my sister and I told her that she needed to do something for herself
It was just always about us and we told her that she needed to do something -- go to school, or find a job.
GABRIEL ARAGON: At that time, yeah, I do recall staying up late hours of the night chatting
with different people, different friends that I had made
from different time zones, and I think that's why...
where they were... There were some from New York, the east coast
GAIL HAWISHER: Cindy and I find it interesting that John picks up our statement regarding literacies
in our brief survey of the different adjectives the term has connected up with within in our field
And, whether we should use, for example, technological literacy, electronic literacy, or digital literacy
And frankly, when all is said and done, you know, does it really matter if we use any of these, or none of these.
JOHN SCENTERS-ZAPICO: For the last four and half years, I've been studying traditional electronic literacies in English and Spanish on the U.S.-Mexico border.
And I think the findings will be useful for anyone interested in niche literacies.
In Generaciones Narratives, you will find insights on ecosystems, on bilingualism and bi-cultcuralism,
on traditional and electronic literacies, on sponsorships and gateways,
as well as other experiences and concepts that anyone teaching or
studying in these areas will find invaluable. One of the most exciting parts of Generaciones
is that you are able to read what participants have said as well as watch over 50 video clips of their views on literacies.