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ERIC Number: EJ1233938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2381-3369
Teaching Multiliteracies to Chinese Students: Challenges and Insights
Kohnen, Angela M.; Adams, Brittany
Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, v68 n1 p355-374 Nov 2019
This article reports on a qualitative study of the graduate-level course "teaching multiliteracies." At the time of the study, 24 of the 27 enrolled students were originally from China, and the experiences of 4 of these students are highlighted. Analysis examined how students' figured worlds of education intersected with course concepts and suggests that, despite claiming to enjoy the class and to appreciate an expanded notion of literacy, students did not see how multiliteracies pedagogy could be compatible with the figured worlds of K-12 education in China. We argue that participants' understandings of and challenges to course concepts help illuminate the complexities of teaching Western literacy pedagogies to Chinese students for teachers, researchers, and students themselves.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China