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Cambridge University Press, Apr 16, 2012 - Education - 454 pages
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With the rise of new technologies and media, the way we communicate is rapidly changing. Literacies provides a comprehensive introduction to literacy pedagogy within today's new media environment. It focuses not only on reading and writing, but also on other modes of communication, including oral, visual, audio, gestural and spatial. This focus is designed to supplement, not replace, the enduringly important role of alphabetical literacy. Using real-world examples and illustrations, Literacies features the experiences of both teachers and students. It maps a range of methods that teachers can use to help their students develop their capacities to read, write and communicate. It also explores the wide range of literacies and the diversity of socio-cultural settings in today's workplace, public and community settings. With an emphasis on the 'how-to' practicalities of designing literacy learning experiences and assessing learner outcomes, this book is a contemporary and in-depth resource for literacy students.

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Introduction The work of learning and teaching literacies
Part A The Why of Literacies
Part B Approaches to Literacies
Part C The What of Literacies
Part D The How of Literacies

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Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois.

Bill Cope is a Research Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.

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