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Portraits of everyday literacy for social justice : reframing the debate for families and communities (2018)
Book
JONES, S. (2018). Portraits of everyday literacy for social justice : reframing the debate for families and communities. Palgrave Macmillan

Based on an ethnographic study involving three families who live on a Midlands council housing estate, this book presents portraits of everyday lives - and the literacy practices that are part of them - as a way to explore the complex relationship be... Read More about Portraits of everyday literacy for social justice : reframing the debate for families and communities.

'Words of wisdom': text, voice and justice in I, Daniel Blake (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, S. (in press). 'Words of wisdom': text, voice and justice in I, Daniel Blake. Changing English, 24(4), https://doi.org/10.1080/1358684X.2017.1298990

The film, I, Daniel Blake, has received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the experiences of those attempting to navigate the bureaucracy of the British welfare state system. In this article, I use the depiction of literacy in the film as a lens... Read More about 'Words of wisdom': text, voice and justice in I, Daniel Blake.

Connecting community through film in ITE English (2017)
Book Chapter
McIntyre, J., & Jones, S. (2017). Connecting community through film in ITE English. In D. Stevens, & K. Lockney (Eds.), Students, places and identities in English and the arts. Routledge

This chapter offers a critical exploration of the work of beginning teachers of secondary English at the University of Nottingham, who have been involved, alongside their own pupils, in a series of film-making projects which have taken place annually... Read More about Connecting community through film in ITE English.

Telling stories: engaging critical literacy through urban legends in an English secondary school (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, S., & Chapman, K. (in press). Telling stories: engaging critical literacy through urban legends in an English secondary school. English Teaching: Practice & Critique, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1108/ETPC-02-2016-0031

Non-dominant voices have been further marginalised in the most recent National Curriculum in England (DfE 2014) and those working across the English teaching profession often find the subject framed according to narrow, assessment driven models and p... Read More about Telling stories: engaging critical literacy through urban legends in an English secondary school.

Making sense in the city: Dolly Parton, early reading and educational policy-making (2015)
Journal Article
Hall, C., & Jones, S. (2016). Making sense in the city: Dolly Parton, early reading and educational policy-making. Literacy, 50(1), doi:10.1111/lit.12069

In this paper, we present a case study of a philanthropic literacy initiative, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, a book-gifting scheme for under 5s, and consider the impact of the scheme on literacy policy in the English city where it was introduce... Read More about Making sense in the city: Dolly Parton, early reading and educational policy-making.

"He should have put them in the freezer": creating and connecting through shared reading (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, S., & Harvey, K. (2015). "He should have put them in the freezer": creating and connecting through shared reading. Journal of Arts and Communities, 7(3), doi:10.1386/jaac.7.3.153_1

Shared reading involves reading short stories, poems, novels and plays aloud with groups of people who meet in a range of settings. Readings are conducted by a facilitator, after which the group members share their responses to the texts. The social... Read More about "He should have put them in the freezer": creating and connecting through shared reading.

Arts in the community as a place-making event (2014)
Book Chapter
Thomson, P., Barrett, A., Hall, C., Hanby, J., & Jones, S. (2014). Arts in the community as a place-making event. The Routledge international handbook of arts and educationTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

'How people read and write and they don't even notice': everyday lives and literacies on a Midlands council estate (2014)
Journal Article
Jones, S. (2014). 'How people read and write and they don't even notice': everyday lives and literacies on a Midlands council estate. Literacy, 48(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12030

This article presents data from a British Academy funded study of the everyday literacy practices of three families living on a predominantly white working class council housing estate on the edge of a Midlands city. The study explored, as one partic... Read More about 'How people read and write and they don't even notice': everyday lives and literacies on a Midlands council estate.

“How people read and write and they don't even notice”: everyday lives and literacies on a Midlands council estate (2014)
Journal Article
Jones, S. (2014). “How people read and write and they don't even notice”: everyday lives and literacies on a Midlands council estate. Literacy, 48(2), https://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12030

This article presents data from a British Academy-funded study of the everyday literacy practices of three families living on a predominantly white working-class council housing estate on the edge of a Midlands city. The study explored, as one partic... Read More about “How people read and write and they don't even notice”: everyday lives and literacies on a Midlands council estate.