Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies: Instances of Practice

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Kate Pahl, Jennifer Rowsell
Multilingual Matters, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 268 pages
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Joining the two important fields of literacy and multimodality, with a focus on local and global literacies, this book includes work on media, popular culture and literacy, weblogs, global and local crossings, and in and out of educational settings in such locations as the US, the UK, South Africa, Australia and Canada.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Identity in Multimodal Communicative Practices
17
Global LocalPublic Private Young Childrens Engagement in Digital Literacy Practices in the Home
19
Ned and Kevin An Online Discussion that Challenges the NotYet Adult Cultural Model
39
Escaping to the Borderlands An Exploration of the Internet as a Cultural Space for Teenaged Wiccan Girls
57
Weblog Worlds and Constructions of Effective and Powerful Writing Cross with Care and Only Where Signs Permit
72
Multimodal Literacy Practices in Local and Global Spaces
93
Critical Literacy Across Continents
95
Crossings in Literacy Practices
171
From Boardroom to Classroom Tracing a Globalised Discourse on Thinking Through Internet Texts and Teaching Practice
173
Corporate Crossings Tracing Textual Crossings
195
Multimodal Communicative Practices in Pedagogical Settings
217
So What About Multimodal Numeracies?
219
Transformative Pedagogy Teachers Creating a Literacy of Fusion
234
Afterword
254
Biographies
259

An Eye on the Text and an Eye on the Future Multimodal Literacy in Three Johannesburg Families
118
Crossing the Margins Literacy Semiotics and the Recontextualisation of Meanings
147

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Page 258 - Literacy, and member of the 2009 NAEP Reading Framework, she currently edits Reading Research Quarterly and serves on the Adolescent Literacy Advisory Group of the Alliance for Excellent Education. She was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame in 1999 and is the recipient of NRC's Oscar Causey Award for Outstanding Contributions to Reading Research, the Albert Kingston Award for Distinguished Service, College Reading Association's Laureate Award, and the HB Herr Award for Contributions to Research...
Page 258 - York, her research focuses on youths' multiple literacies in and out of school. From 1992 to 1997, she co-directed the National Reading Research Center, funded by the US Department of Education. With over 100 articles and chapters in print, her books include Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms (4th ed.), Popular Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Researching Critical Media Literacy, Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12, and Adolescents and Literacies...

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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).
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).

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