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- DescriptionTestifying to the maturity of the youth literacy education field, this collection of papers displays the increasing sophistication of research on the subject, and at the same time offers pointers to its potential for development in the next decade. The contributors track the rapid proliferation of youth literacies in today's digital age, from video games to social media and film production. Drawing on detailed research and an intimate kwledge of youth communities in nations as diverse as Canada and Uganda, they provide table examples of digital literacies in situ, and challenge conventional wisdom about literacy education. The chapters do more, however, than merely offer reportage of a crisis in literacy education. The authors embrace the core challenge faced by educators everywhere: how to incorporate and utilize new modes of literacy in education, and how to realize the potential benefits of heterogeneous modern media in youth literacy education, especially in marginalized, remote, and disadvantaged communities. This volume expands our view of digital communications techlogies and digital literacies to include complex understandings of how media such as translated videos can serve as learning tools for youths whose access to literacy education is limited. In particular, a number of contributing scholars provide important new information about the praxis of teachers and the literacies adopted by young people in Africa, a continent largely neglected by literacy researchers. This book's global perspective, and its ground-level viewpoint of youth literacy practices in a variety of locations, problematizes rmative assumptions about researching literacy as well as about literacy itself.
- Author BiographyKathy Sanford is a professor of Language and Literacy Education whose research and teaching focuses on multiliteracies and digital literacies in informal spaces, specifically related to youth engagement with videogames, and the intersections of multiliteracies with issues of gender. Theresa Rogers is a professor of Language and Literacy Education whose research and teaching focuses on adolescent literacy, arts and media practices in schools and communities. Maureen Kendrick is Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education whose research and teaching addresses the relationship between literacy and multimodality in diverse contexts in Canada and East Africa.
- PublisherSpringer Verlag, Singapore
- Date of Publication25/07/2014
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleCultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Place of PublicationSingapore
- Country of PublicationSingapore
- ImprintSpringer Verlag, Singapore
- Content Note12 black & white illustrations, biography
- Weight485 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byKathy Sanford,Maureen Kendrick,Theresa Rogers
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