New Literacies Around The Globe: Policy And Pedagogy by Cathy BurnettNew Literacies Around The Globe: Policy And Pedagogy by Cathy Burnett

New Literacies Around The Globe: Policy And Pedagogy

EditorCathy Burnett, Julia Davies, Guy Merchant

Hardcover | July 25, 2014

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The increasing popularity of digitally-mediated communication is prompting us to radically rethink literacy and its role in education; at the same time, national policies have promulgated a view of literacy focused on the skills and classroom routines associated with print, bolstered by regimes of accountability and assessments. As a result, teachers are caught between two competing discourses: one upholding a traditional conception of literacy re-iterated by politicians and policy-makers, and the other encouraging a more radical take on 21stcentury literacies driven by leading edge thinkers and researchers. There is a pressing need for a book which engages researchers in international dialogue around new literacies, their implications for policy and practice, and how they might articulate across national boundaries.

Drawing on cutting edge research from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and South Africa, this book is a pedagogical and policy-driven call for change. It explores studies of literacy practices in varied contexts through a refreshingly dialogic style, interspersed with commentaries which comment on the significance of the work described for education. The book concludes on the 'conversation' developed to identify key recommendations for policy-makers through a Charter for Literacy Education.


Cathy Burnettis Reader in the Department of Teacher Education at Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom, where she leads the Language and Literacy Research Group. She has published widely in the field of literacy in education and co-edits the United Kingdom Literacy Association journal,Literacy.Her research interests are con...
Title:New Literacies Around The Globe: Policy And PedagogyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 25, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415719569

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Table of Contents

Foreword 1. Changing Contexts for 21st Century Literacies 2. Global Forms and Assemblages: Children's Digital Literacy Practices in Unequal South African SettingsPolo Lemphane and Mastin Prinsloo3. Paper Pterodactyls and Popsicle Sticks: Expanding School Literacy through Filmmaking and ToymakingKaren Wohlwend and Beth Buchholtz4. Conceptualising Collaboration in Hybrid Sites: PlayingMinecraftTogether and Apart in a Primary ClassroomCathy Burnett and Chris Bailey5. (Im)Material Girls Living in (Im)material Worlds: Identity Curation Through Time and SpaceJulia Davies6. Literature, Imagination and Computer games: Videogames and the English/Literature CurriculumCatherine Beavis7. A Tale of Multiple Selves: Im/materializing Identities on FacebookJennifer Rowsell and Julianne Burgess8. Young Children and Interactive Story-AppsGuy Merchant9. Mobility, Authorship, and Students' (Im)material Engagement with Digital Media and Popular CultureBronwyn T. Williams10. New Meaning-Making Practices: A Charter for Literacy Education