Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures

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Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis
Psychology Press, 2000 - Education - 350 pages
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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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Contents

Multiliteracies the beginnings of an idea
3
A pedagogy of Multiliteracies designing social futures
9
Changing times the why of Multiliteracies
39
Introduction
41
New people in new worlds networks the new capitalism and schools
43
Cyberschooling and technological change Multiliteracies for new times
69
Multiliteracies and multilingualism
92
History cultural diversity and English language teaching
106
Design for social futures
203
PEDAGOGY The how of Multiliteracies
235
Introduction
237
A Multiliteracies pedagogy a pedagogical supplement
239
Taking cultural differences into account
249
Narratives and inscriptions cultural tools power and powerful sensemaking
267
Multiliteracies in practice
289
Introduction
291

Changing the role of schools
121
Design of meaning the what of multiliteracies
149
Introduction
151
Design and transformation new theories of meaning Gunther Kress
153
Multiliteracies and language orders of discourse and intertextuality
162
Multimodality
182
The Multiliteracies Project South African teachers respond
292
Negotiating a pedagogy of Multiliteracies the communication curriculum in a South African management development programme
311
Four innovative programmes a postscript from Alice Springs
321
References
333
Index
349
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About the author (2000)

Bill Cope is Research Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois.

Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois.

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