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ERIC Number: EJ912624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1175-8708
Multiliteracies in the Secondary English Classroom: Becoming Literate in the 21st Century
Shoffner, Melanie; de Oliveira, Luciana C.; Angus, Ryan
English Teaching: Practice and Critique, v9 n3 p75-89 Dec 2010
Conceptions of literacy in the secondary English language arts classroom today have expanded in multiple directions, moving far beyond former emphases on reading comprehension and writing ability. This article presents the efforts of two secondary English language arts teachers in the Midwestern United States to expand the meaning of literacy in their own classrooms. Using a case study approach, the authors examine each teacher's understanding of literacy, views on enacting literacy in the classroom and efforts to engage students in multiliteracies. The authors then discuss the implications of the teachers' literacy work, focusing on the teachers' individual classrooms and the preparation of secondary English teachers.
Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research, University of Waikato. PB 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A