Popular Literacies, Childhood and Schooling

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This bold, forward-thinking text offers a clear rationale for the development of curricula and pedagogy that will reflect young people’s in-school and out-of-school popular culture practices.

By providing a sound theoretical framework and addressing popular culture and new technologies in the context of literacy teacher education, this book marks a significant step forward in literacy teaching and learning. It takes a cross-disciplinary approach and brings together contributions from some of the world’s leading figures in the field. Topics addressed include:

  • children’s popular culture in the home
  • informal literacies and pedagogic discourse
  • new technologies and popular culture in children’s everyday lives
  • teachers working with popular culture in the classroom.

This book illustrates the way in which literacy is evolving through popular culture and new technology and is an influential read for teachers, students, researchers and policy makers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415364515
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/24/2006
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements     vii
List of tables and figures     ix
List of contributors     xi
Foreword   Anne Haas Dyson     xvii
Introduction   Jackie Marsh   Elaine Millard     1
Early childhoods     9
Technokids, Koala Trouble and Pokemon: literacy, new technologies and popular culture in children's everyday lives   Michele Knobel     11
Children's popular culture in the home: tracing cultural practices in texts   Kate Pahl     29
Mr Naughty Man: popular culture and children's literacy learning   Pamela Greenhough   Wan Ching Yee   Jane Andrews   Anthony Feiler   Mary Scanlan   Martin Hughes     54
Playing with texts: the contribution of children's knowledge of computer narratives to their story-writing   Eve Bearne   Helen Wolstencroft     72
A sign of the times: looking critically at popular digital writing   Guy Merchant     93
Youth and adolescence     109
No single divide: literacies, new technologies and school-defined versus self-selected purposes in curriculum and pedagogy   Colin Lankshear     111
Informal literacies and pedagogic discourse   Gemma Moss     128
Making it move, making it mean: animation, print literacy and the metafunctions of language   David Parker     150
Nomads and tribes: online meaning-making and the development of new literacies   Julia Davies     160
Teachers and schooling     177
Tightropes, tactics and taboos: pre-service teachers' beliefs and practices in relation to popular culture and literacy   Jackie Marsh     179
Assets in the classroom: comfort and competence with media among teachers present and future   Muriel Robinson   Margaret Mackey     200
Transformative practitioners, transformative practice: teachers working with popular culture in the classroom   Elaine Millard     221
Afterword: popular literacies in an era of scientific reading instruction: challenges and opportunities   Donna E. Alvermann     241
Index     249
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