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ERIC Number: EJ798774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
New Literacies Instruction in Teacher Education
McPherson, Sarah; Wang, Shiang-Kwei; Hsu, Hui-Yin; Tsuei, Mengping
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v51 n5 p24-31 Oct 2007
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are transforming the priorities of the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to focus on preparing for the "new literacies." According to the Partnership of 21st Century Skills, "new literacy" is the ability to use ICTs to develop 21st century content knowledge and skills critical for success in the workplace and in life. The "new literacy" is an additional set of basic skills essential for surviving in a digital networked environment. The Internet and ICTs are changing today's definition of literacy. To become fully literate in today's world, students must become proficient in the new literacies of ICTs. This article provides a brief overview of several types of instruction that support development of ICT skills. The strategies skills and technology are also summarized in this article. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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