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Multiliteracies : Lit Learning - Bill Cope


Lit Learning

By: Bill Cope (Editor), Mary Kalantzis (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th November 1999
ISBN: 9780415214216
Number Of Pages: 364

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Multiliteracies considers the future of literacy teaching in the context of the rapidly changing English language. Questions are raised about what constitutes appropriate literacy teaching in today's world: a world that is both a global village yet one which local diversity is increasingly important.

This is a coherent and accessible overview of the work of the New London Group, with well-known international contributors bringing together their varying national experiences and differences of theoretical and political emphasis. The essays deal with issues such as:

  • the fundamental premises of literacy pedagogy
  • the effects of technological change
  • multilingualism and cultual diversity
  • social futures and their implications on language teaching.

The book concludes with case studies of attempts to put the theories into practice and thereby provides a basis for dialogue with fellow educators around the world.

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..."an interesting survey of literacy in the age of multiculturalism." -Geolinguistics

About the Authorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 3
A Pedagogy of Multiliteraciesp. 9
Introductionp. 41
New People in New Worldsp. 43
Cyber-Schooling and Technological Changep. 69
Multiliteracies and Multilingualismp. 92
History, Cultural Diversity and English Language Teachingp. 106
Changing the Role of Schoolsp. 121
Introductionp. 151
Design and Transformationp. 153
Multiliteracies and Languagep. 162
Multimodalityp. 182
Designs for Social Futuresp. 203
Introductionp. 237
A Multilteracies Pedagogyp. 239
Taking Cultural Differences into Accountp. 249
Narratives and Inscriptionsp. 267
Multiliteracies in Practicep. 289
Introductionp. 291
The Multiliteracies Project: South African Teachers Respondp. 292
Negotiating a Pedagogy of Multiliteraciesp. 311
Four Innovative Programmesp. 321
Referencesp. 333
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9780415214216
ISBN-10: 0415214211
Series: Literacies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 18th November 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1