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Youth workers as literacy mediators: supporting young people's learning about institutional literacy practices

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Youth workers as literacy mediators : supporting young people's learning about institutional literacy practices. / Papen, Uta; Theriault, Virginie.

In: Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Vol. 60, No. 2, 09.2016, p. 185-193.

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Papen, Uta ; Theriault, Virginie. / Youth workers as literacy mediators : supporting young people's learning about institutional literacy practices. In: Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. 2016 ; Vol. 60, No. 2. pp. 185-193.

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