New Literacies and the English Curriculum
Edited by Len Unsworth
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New Literacies and the English Curriculum by Len Unsworth
Book DescriptionIn an age where the use of electronic media is expanding and replacing traditional text-based learning, new literacies are becoming increasingly important in the school classroom. This volume examines how new literacies can be used in the English curriculum, and presents a series of research-based studies applied to every level of school-age education. The chapters examine: early literacy; picture books; the internet; secondary school English; and, the problems of assessment in the new literacy age.This forward-thinking volume will be of interest to academics researching applied linguistics, and social semiotic theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826499455
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Len Unsworth
Len Unsworth is senior lecturer and head of the Division of Graduate Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia.
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