Academic Literacy and Student Diversity: The Case for Inclusive Practice by Ursula WingateAcademic Literacy and Student Diversity: The Case for Inclusive Practice by Ursula Wingate

Academic Literacy and Student Diversity: The Case for Inclusive Practice

byUrsula Wingate

Paperback | April 1, 2015

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to academic literacy instruction and their underpinning theories, as well as a synthesis of the debate on academic literacy over the past 20 years. The author argues that the main existing instructional models are inadequate to cater for diverse student populations, and proposes an inclusive practice approach which encourages institutional initiatives that make academic literacy instruction an integrated and accredited part of the curriculum. The book aims to raise awareness of existing innovative literacy pedagogies and argues for the transformation of academic literacy instruction in all universities with diverse student populations.

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Ursula Wingate is Senior Lecturer in Language in Education at King's College London, UK. Her research interests include English language policies and practices and language teaching methodology. She is joint editor of the Language Learning Journal and on the editorial board of two journals on higher education.

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Title:Academic Literacy and Student Diversity: The Case for Inclusive PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.27 × 5.84 × 0.44 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1783093471

ISBN - 13:9781783093472

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Academic literacy and student diversity: what is the problem?Chapter 2: Approaches to academic literacy instructionChapter 3: Current practice in academic literacy instructionChapter 4: Discipline-specific approaches to academic literacy instructionChapter 5: Reading and WritingChapter 6: Academic literacy development and the student experienceChapter 7: Towards an inclusive model of academic literacy instructionChapter 8: Towards the implementation of an inclusive model of academic literacy instructionConclusion

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Academic Literacy and Student Diversity is a book that will appeal to both expertsand novices working in the field of academic literacies in higher education. This is not just another textbook on academic literacy but an incisive critique of the often taken-for-granted conceptions of academic literacy and its role in curriculum design and pedagogy. The book is a valuable and welcome contribution to the swiftly growing and reputable New Perspectives on Language and Education series. Adopting a scholarly approach that eschews unnecessary jargon, the author provides a wide-ranging and theoretically grounded overview of approaches to academic literacy and successfully dispels mythsand misconceptions about academic literacy. - Thengani H. Ngwenya, Durban University of Technology, South Africa - Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, Volume 3(2) 2015, 61–64