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ERIC Number: EJ1079851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
The Challenge of 21st-Century Literacies
Burnett, Cathy; Merchant, Guy
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v59 n3 p271-274 Nov 2015
In the second edition of their influential book "New Literacies: Everyday Practices and Classroom Learning," Lankshear and Knobel argued that engagement with these practices was "largely confined to learners' lives in spaces outside of schools." That was nearly 10 years ago, and in some respects, very little has changed. In many classrooms, there is a lot more technology than there was back then; for instance, the provision of interactive whiteboards, desktops, laptops, and portable devices is better, and there is a greater variety of software and hardware on offer. Yet, even when equipment is available, up to date, and in good working order, problems of curricular integration still arise. Despite all the rhetoric about the importance of new or digital literacies in education, recent curricular reforms and their associated assessment regimes have tended to privilege traditional literacy skills and printed text. An expansive view of new literacies in practice seems hard to realize. Why should this be the case?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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