Multiliteracies and Diversity in Education

New Pedagogies for Expanding Landscapes


Author: Annah Healy

Publisher: United Campus Bookshops

ISBN: 9780195558487

Category: Education

Page: 230

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The text is intended for courses in multiliteracies which are offered at either first or second year in schools of education or in schools of cultural and language studies.

Social Diversity within Multiliteracies

Complexity in Teaching and Learning


Author: Fenice B. Boyd,Cynthia H. Brock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317693302

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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Using a multiliteracies theoretical framework highlighting social diversity and multimodality as central in the process of meaning making, this book examines literacy teaching and learning as embedded in cultural, linguistic, racial, sexual, and gendered contexts and explores ways to foster learning and achievement for diverse students in various settings. Attending simultaneously to topics around two overarching and interrelated themes—languages and language variations, and cultures, ethnicities, and identities—the chapter authors examine the roles that multiliteracies play in students’ lives in and out of classrooms. In Part I, readers are asked to examine beliefs and dispositions as related to different languages, language varieties, cultures, ethnicities, and identities. Part II engages readers in examining classroom and community practices related to different languages and language varieties, cultures, ethnicities, and identities.

Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations - E-Book


Author: Dolores E. Battle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087124

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 9364

Written by some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field, Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations, 4th Edition offers an in-depth look at the major cultural groups in the U.S. and the issues concerning their communication development, common disorders, and treatment options. This fourth edition features a wealth of updates and new features — including the latest research and added coverage of communication issues in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, and Brazil — to give speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists a balanced and global perspective on the most topical multicultural communication issues of today. Comprehensive coverage focuses on a wide variety of cultural and age populations. Cutting-edge research and data offer up-to-date discussions based on the latest studies in multiculturalism as it relates to the SLP and AuD professions. Diverse panel of expert authors include some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Additional resources provide a focused listing of print and electronic sources at the end of each chapter to support more in-depth study of a particular subject. Chapter on international perspectives tackles issues in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and Brazil to give you a more global understanding of communication disorders. The latest statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census report offers the most current data available. Increased content on older adults covers the multicultural issues, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders particular to this important demographic. Case studies give you practice solving realistic clinical problems. Chapter overview and conclusion outline the key information in each chapter and serve as a checklist for content mastery.

International Perspectives on Teaching English in a Globalised World


Author: Andrew Goodwyn,Louann Reid,Cal Durrant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113646803X

Category: Education

Page: 290

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The renowned and highly experienced editors of this book bring together the leading voices in contemporary English education under the banner of the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE). The collected chapters here represent the very best of international writing on the teaching of English in the past decade. The key issues and debates surrounding English teaching across the globe are discussed and analysed accessibly, and incorporate wide-ranging topics including: • The impact of high stakes testing on teaching and learning; • Addressing the needs of minority groups; • The digitization of literature and new conceptions of text; • Rewriting the canon; • Dealing with curriculum change; • "Best practices" in the teaching of English; • The tension between ‘literacy’ and ‘English’; • English and bilingual education; • The impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning; • Conceptions of English as a subject [secondary and tertiary]; • Bringing the critical into the English/Literacy classroom; • The future of subject English; • Empowering voices on the margins; • Pre-service teacher education; • The social networking English classroom. This text looks at the changing face of subject English from the differing perspectives of policy makers, teacher educators, teachers and their students. It tackles some of the hard questions posed by technological advances in a global society, challenges conventional approaches to teaching and points to the emerging possibilities for a traditional school subject such as English in the face of rapid change and increasing societal expectations. Despite all of the converging political and technological threats, the authors of this engaging and insightful text portray an immense confidence in the ultimate worth of teaching and learning subject English.


Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures


Author: New London Group

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214216

Category: Education

Page: 350

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This book considers the future of literacy teaching in the context of the rapidly changing English language. It is a coherent, accessible overview with well-known international contributors bringing together their experiences.

Multiliteracies in Motion

Current Theory and Practice


Author: David R. Cole,Darren Lee Pullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135184321

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The realities of new technological and social conditions since the 1990s demand a new approach to literacy teaching. Looking onward from the original statement of aims of the multiliteracies movement in 1996, this volume brings together top-quality scholarship and research that has embraced the notion and features new contributions by many of the originators of this approach to literacy. Drawing on large research projects and empirical evidence, the authors explore practical and educational issues that relate to multiliteracies, such as assessment, pedagogy and curriculum. The viewpoint taken is that multiliteracies is a complementary socio-cultural approach to the new literacies that includes pedagogy and learning. The differences are addressed from a multiliteracies perspective – one that does not discount or undermine the new literacies, but shows new ways in which they are complementary. Computers and the internet are transforming the way we work and communicate and the very notion of literacy itself. This volume offers frontline information and a vital update for those wishing to understand the evolution of multiliteracies and the current state of literacy theory in relation to it.

Transformations in Language and Learning

Perspectives on Multiliteracies


Author: Mary Kalantzis,Bill Cope

Publisher: Common Ground

ISBN: 1863350632

Category: English language

Page: 152

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Investigates the changes in literacy standards in a rapidly growing and evolving global environment. Proposes that the way English is taught must change in order to incorporate cultural and linguistic diversity that has emerged as a result of multiculturalism and global economic integration. Also analyses the nature of new communications technologies and their potential impact on the way English literacy is taught. Simultaneously published in paperback and downloadable PDF format. Includes notes on contributors and references.


Beyond Text and the Written Word


Author: Eugene F. Provenzo

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617353434

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Multiliteracies: Beyond Text and the Written Word emphasizes literacies which are, or have been, common in American culture, but which tend to be ignored in more traditional discussions of literacy--specifically textual literacy. By describing multiliteracies or alternative literacies, and how they function, the authors have tried to develop a broader understanding of what it means to be literate in American culture. The 39 topical essays/chapters included in this work represent a sampler of both old and new literacies that are clearly at work in American culture, and which go beyond more traditional textual forms and models. Multiliteracies: Beyond Text and the Written Word asks: How is the experience of students changing outside of traditional schools, and how do these changes potentially shape the work they do, how they learn, and the lives they lead in schools and less formal settings? This work assumes that individuals' increasing diversity in a postmodern and increasingly global society brings with it demands for a broader understanding of what it means to be literate. Multiliteracy "literally" becomes a necessity. This work is a guidebook to the new reality, which is increasingly so important to schools and the more general culture. Contents include: (1) Hypertext: An Interactive Literacy (Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. And Amanda P. Goodwin); (2) Facebook and Social Networking Sites: The Multiliteracy of Personal and Professional Network Building (Amanda P. Goodwin); (3) Environmental Print (Lisa Repaskey); (4) The City as Text (Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.); (5) Emoticons (William B. Deese); (6) Instant and Text Messaging (Maribel G. Harder); (7) Numbers (Wensen Lin); (8) Sign Languages: Communication in a Silent World (Miriam Lipsky); (9) Tattoos: The Power of Ink (Jennifer Diptee); (10) The Lectore: Reading Aloud as a Collective Literacy (Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.); (11) Rap Music: a Socio-Cultural Revolution (Maribel G. Harder); (12) Corporate Logosm (William B. Deese); (13) aids Quilt as a Literacy (Lisa Repaskey); (14) Nautical and Aeronautical Literacies (Gabriel Quintana); (15) Scientific Simulation (Kathryn LeRoy); (16) Streaming Messages (William B. Deese); (17) Hmong Story Cloths (Lisa Repaskey); (18) The Power of Puppetry (Jennifer Diptee); (19) Death TShirts (Yvonne D. Perry); (20) Roadside Memorials (Yvonne Perry); (21) Graffiti (Lisa Repaskey); (22) Patriotic Symbols (Gabriel Quintana); (23) Baby Sign Language (Yvonne Perry); (24) The Human Genome Project as Literacy (Kathryn LeRoy); (25) Fashion Branding (Yvonne Perry); (26) Traffic Signs (William B. Deese); (27) Measurement Literacy (Sheree T. Sharpe); (28) The Language of Dance (Jennifer Diptee); (29) Interpreting Body Language: The Original Literacy (Amanda P. Goodwin); (30) Baseball Signs: Visual Literacy at Play (Miriam Lipsky); (31) Order of Magnitude Literacy (Sheree T. Sharpe); (32) Becoming Literate in the Language of Dogs: a Literacy That Could Save Your Life (Miriam Lipsky); (33) Etiquette: The Literacy of Success (Amanda P. Goodwin); (34) Ebonics as a Literacy (Sheree T. Sharpe); (35) Visual Representation of Mathematics (Gabriel Quintana); (36) Medical Symbols, Shorthand, and Signage (Maribel G. Harder); (37) Sports Literacy (Gabriel Quintana); (38) Interpersonal Literacy through Gestures (Maribel G. Harder); and (39) Electronic Books (Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.).