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- DescriptionNegotiating Spaces for Literacy Learning addresses two paradoxical currents that are sweeping through the contemporary educational field. The first is the opening up of possibilities for multimodal communication as a result of developments in digital techlogies and the sensitivity to multiliteracies. The second is the increasing pressure from standardised testing, accountability and performance measurement which pull curricular and pedagogical practices out of alignment with the everyday informal practices and interests of teachers and learners and narrow opportunities for diverse expressions of literacy. Bringing together an international team of scholars to examine the tensions and struggles that result from the current educational climate, the book provides a much-needed discussion of the intersection of techlogies of literacies, education and self. It does so through diverse approaches, including philosophical, theoretical and methodological treatments of multimodality and governmentality, and a range of literacies - early years, primary school, workplace, digital, middle school, secondary school, indigeus, adult and place. With examples taken from all stages of education and in several countries, the book allows readers to explore a range of multimodal practices and the ways in which governmentality plays out across them.
- Author BiographyMary Hamilton is Professor of Adult Learning and Literacy in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK. Her most recent book is Literacy and the Politics of Representation (2012). Rachel Heydon is Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University, Canada. Her most recent book is Learning at the Ends of Life (2013). Kathryn Hibbert is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Centre Researcher at the Centre for Research Education and Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, Canada. Roz Stooke is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University, Canada, where she teaches courses in Curriculum Studies, Literacy and Children's Literature.
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication21/05/2015
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBloomsbury Academic
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight566 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byKathryn M. Hibbert,Mary Hamilton,Rachel Heydon,Roz Stooke
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