Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-30
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd

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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.

Author Biography

Kate Pahl is a lecturer in education at the University of Sheffield, is course director of the Ed D in literacy and language at the University of Sheffield. She is the author, with Jennifer Rowsell, of Literacy and Education: Understanding the New Literacy Studies in the Classroom (Sage 2005) and is the author of Transformations: Children's Meaning Making in a Nursery (Trentham 1999). 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).

Table of Contents

Global, local/public, private : young children's engagement in digital literacy practices in the homep. 19
Ned and Kevin : an online discussion that challenges the 'not-yet adult' cultural modelp. 39
Escaping to the borderlands : an exploration of the Internet as a cultural space for teenaged Wiccan girlsp. 57
Weblog worlds and constructions of effective and powerful writing : cross with care, and only where signs permitp. 72
Critical literacy across continentsp. 95
An eye on the text and an eye on the future : multimodal literacy in three Johannesburg familiesp. 118
Crossing the margins : literacy, semiotics and the recontextualisation of meaningsp. 147
From boardroom to classroom : tracing a globalised discourse on thinking through Internet texts and teaching practicep. 173
Corporate crossings : tracing textual crossingsp. 195
So, what about multimodal numeracies?p. 219
Transformative pedagogy : teachers creating a literacy of fusionp. 234
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