Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years: Pedagogies and diversity

Paperback | July 14, 2012

byRobyn Henderson

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Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years addresses a "hot topic" in education - the teaching of literacy - in relation to the middle years of schooling. It provides the foundations for understanding some of the issues and challenges in working with middle years' students in the currentAustralian context. All chapters are theoretically grounded in a socio-cultural perspective of literacy. The book demonstrates how teachers might go about teaching literacies in the middle years. It presents ideas, including teaching strategies that are contextualised within the practices of real classrooms and within broader long term goals for literacy learning. It helps pre-service teachers toidentify the literacy needs of young people, and to apply their teaching skills to the development of appropriate and effective pedagogies for students from different backgrounds and with different life experiences and expectations.

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Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years addresses a "hot topic" in education - the teaching of literacy - in relation to the middle years of schooling. It provides the foundations for understanding some of the issues and challenges in working with middle years' students in the currentAustralian context. All chapters are theoretically g...

Dr Robyn Henderson is Associate Professor (Literacy) and Program Coordinator (Doctoral Programs) at the University of Southern Queensland. Robyn has taught at USQ for over five years, and worked as a school teacher for over 25 years. Her research interests include literacies, literacy learning and literacy pedagogy - early childhood, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:310 pages, 10.04 × 7.48 × 0.07 inPublished:July 14, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195575326

ISBN - 13:9780195575323

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Part 1: Engaging Students through Pedagogies1. Teaching Literacies: Principles and Practices2. Planning for Literacy Learning3. Using Digital Texts to Engage Students4. Popular Culture in the Classroom: A Plethora of PossibilitiesPart 2: Ensuring Literacy Learning for All Students5. (Re)focusing the Lens to Make Diversity and Difference Visible6. Literacy Learning for Students in Rural Communities7. Multimodal Literacies: New Approaches and Traditional Concerns in the Suburban Classroom8. What Could Socially-just Literacy Instruction Look Like?9. An Holistic Approach for Supporting Written Literacy Skills for EAL/D Learners10. Valuing Diversity: A Multiliteracies Project in a Remote Indigenous Community11. Teaching Literacies: Pedagogical Possibilities