ERIC Number: ED531175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-1
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The Multiliteracies Classroom. New Perspectives on Language and Education
Mills, Kathy A.
The multiliteracies approach to literacy education has become established as an accessible and effective paradigm for classroom practice in the 21st century. The Multiliteracies Classroom enlivens this theory with its vivid description of events in a real classroom. Teachers will identify with the lively transcripts of classroom interactions, and be inspired to widen students' access to new literacy practices in an increasingly digital and globalised world. The possibilities and constraints that can be encountered when implementing multiliteracies are explored in detail. Educators know from experience that students begin their classroom journey with entirely unequal opportunities for literacy success. The Multiliteracies Classroom does not ignore this reality, highlighting the influence of society's patterns of power on literacy learning in the digital age. Its key themes provide a blueprint for the future of literacy research and practice.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Multiple Literacies, Classroom Communication, Information Technology, Power Structure, Second Language Learning, Futures (of Society), Language of Instruction
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