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Literacy education in the age of new media

Green, Bill and Beavis, Catherine 2013, Literacy education in the age of new media. In Hall, K., Cremin, T., Comber, B. and Moll, L. (ed), International handbook of research on children's literacy, learning, and culture, Wiley-Blackwell, London, Eng., pp.42-53, doi: 10.1002/9781118323342.ch4.

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Title Literacy education in the age of new media
Author(s) Green, Bill
Beavis, CatherineORCID iD for Beavis, Catherine orcid.org/0000-0002-8835-0309
Title of book International handbook of research on children's literacy, learning, and culture
Editor(s) Hall, K.
Cremin, T.
Comber, B.
Moll, L.
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 36
Start page 42
End page 53
Total pages 12
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Summary This chapter focus on the question of literacy education itself-on how this is to be understood in the current and emerging age, how it is changing, and what it is for. It also engages the other key question here, that of what constitutes 'new media,' or rather, as Levinson puts it, 'new new media'-media forms emerging on the scene more or less constantly, and each time ever newer. Increasingly, literacy guidelines in many parts of the world call on teachers to incorporate attention to multimodal and electronic texts into their classrooms and curriculum. Curriculum guidelines addressing the 'new literacies' are structured around an expanded view of literacy that recognizes the changing and dynamic nature of text and textual forms, and call on research into the textual, communicative and cultural practices of young people as they engage with online popular culture and the digital world.
ISBN 9780470975978
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/9781118323342.ch4
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Lote, Esl and Tesol)
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2013, John Wiley & Sons
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084669

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Education
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