Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies: Instances of Practice

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Overview

This book joins two important fields, that of literacy and multimodality, with a focus on local and global literacies. Chapters include work on media, popular culture and literacy, weblogs, global and local crossings, in and out of educational settings in such locations as the US, the UK, South Africa, Australia and Canada.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853598616
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Series: New Perspectives on Language and Education Series , #4
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,414,011
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Rowsell is an Assistant Professor of English Education at Rutgers University where she teaches and conducts research in the areas of New Literacy Studies and multiliteracies. She has co-authored Literacy and Education: Understanding the New Literacy Studies in the Classroom (Sage, 2005) with Kate Pahl and The Literacy Principal with David Booth (Pembroke, 2002).
Jennifer Rowsell is an Assistant Professor of English Education at Rutgers University where she teaches and conducts research in the areas of New Literacy Studies and multiliteracies. She has co-authored Literacy and Education: Understanding the New Literacy Studies in the Classroom (Sage, 2005) with Kate Pahl and The Literacy Principal with David Booth (Pembroke, 2002).
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Table of Contents

1 Global, local/public, private : young children's engagement in digital literacy practices in the home 19
2 Ned and Kevin : an online discussion that challenges the 'not-yet adult' cultural model 39
3 Escaping to the borderlands : an exploration of the Internet as a cultural space for teenaged Wiccan girls 57
4 Weblog worlds and constructions of effective and powerful writing : cross with care, and only where signs permit 72
5 Critical literacy across continents 95
6 An eye on the text and an eye on the future : multimodal literacy in three Johannesburg families 118
7 Crossing the margins : literacy, semiotics and the recontextualisation of meanings 147
8 From boardroom to classroom : tracing a globalised discourse on thinking through Internet texts and teaching practice 173
9 Corporate crossings : tracing textual crossings 195
10 So, what about multimodal numeracies? 219
11 Transformative pedagogy : teachers creating a literacy of fusion 234
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