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Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years : Pedagogies and Diversity - Robyn Henderson

Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years

Pedagogies and Diversity


Published: 31st May 2012
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The text addresses the important issues of literacy pedagogy and student diversity during the challenging years between mid-childhood and mid-adolescence. As a helpful guide to effective planning for teaching, it encourages pre-service teachers to think creatively about teaching practices which engage diverse middle-years learners in the excitement of building literacy skills and capacities. Each of the contributing authors clarifies, in specific ways, the first necessary steps toward learning how to understand this special group of young people and their literacy needs. They then address the important issue of how to develop appropriate and effective pedagogies for students from different backgrounds and with different life experiences and expectations. The book is written in an accessible style and is packed with good ideas for classroom practice, including clear definitions of terms and structured suggestions for further reading. Pre-services teachers and educators will find it an invaluable guide in preparing the next generation of teachers for the learning opportunities offered by diverse classrooms.

About the Author

Dr Robyn Henderson is Associate Professor (Literacy) and Program Coordinator (Doctoral Programs) at the University of Southern Queensland. Robyn has taught at USQ for over five years, and worked as a school teacher for over 25 years. Her research interests include literacies, literacy learning and literacy pedagogy - early childhood, primary and middle years.

Part 1: Engaging Students through Pedagogies 1. Teaching Literacies: Principles and Practices 2. Planning for Literacy Learning 3. Using Digital Texts to Engage Students 4. Popular Culture in the Classroom: A Plethora of PossibilitiesPart 2: Ensuring Literacy Learning for All Students 5. (Re)focusing the Lens to Make Diversity and Difference Visible 6. Literacy Learning for Students in Rural Communities 7. Multimodal Literacies: New Approaches and Traditional Concerns in the Suburban Classroom 8. What Could Socially-just Literacy Instruction Look Like? 9. An Holistic Approach for Supporting Written Literacy Skills for EAL/D Learners 10. Valuing Diversity: A Multiliteracies Project in a Remote Indigenous Community 11. Teaching Literacies: Pedagogical Possibilities

ISBN: 9780195575323
ISBN-10: 0195575326
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 31st May 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.72