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Popular Literacies, Childhood and Schooling - Jackie Marsh

Popular Literacies, Childhood and Schooling

Hardcover Published: 17th November 2005
ISBN: 9780415364515
Number Of Pages: 251

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Popular culture, media and new technologies are having an increased influence on the lives of children and young people, yet this is not adequately reflected in teaching and the literacy curriculum. This bold, forward-thinking text offers a clear rationale for the development of curricula and pedagogy that will reflect children and young people's out-of-school popular cultural 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 will be an influential read for teachers, students, researchers and policy-makers.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
List of tables and figuresp. ix
List of contributorsp. xi
Forewordp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Early childhoodsp. 9
Technokids, Koala Trouble and Pokemon: literacy, new technologies and popular culture in children's everyday livesp. 11
Children's popular culture in the home: tracing cultural practices in textsp. 29
Mr Naughty Man: popular culture and children's literacy learningp. 54
Playing with texts: the contribution of children's knowledge of computer narratives to their story-writingp. 72
A sign of the times: looking critically at popular digital writingp. 93
Youth and adolescencep. 109
No single divide: literacies, new technologies and school-defined versus self-selected purposes in curriculum and pedagogyp. 111
Informal literacies and pedagogic discoursep. 128
Making it move, making it mean: animation, print literacy and the metafunctions of languagep. 150
Nomads and tribes: online meaning-making and the development of new literaciesp. 160
Teachers and schoolingp. 177
Tightropes, tactics and taboos: pre-service teachers' beliefs and practices in relation to popular culture and literacyp. 179
Assets in the classroom: comfort and competence with media among teachers present and futurep. 200
Transformative practitioners, transformative practice: teachers working with popular culture in the classroomp. 221
Afterword: popular literacies in an era of scientific reading instruction: challenges and opportunitiesp. 241
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415364515
ISBN-10: 0415364515
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 251
Published: 17th November 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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