Making Literacy Real

Offering an overview of the major fields in literacy studies, this book presents a detailed and accessible discussion of key theories and their relevance in the primary classroom.

Making Literacy Real

Offering an overview of the major fields in literacy studies, this book presents a detailed and accessible discussion of key theories and their relevance in the primary classroom. Each chapter uses a real life case study to explore the application of theory in practice, followed by a detailed discussion of the case study material by a leading name in the field, including contributions from Barbara Comber, Michele Knobel, Colin Lankshear, Gunther Kress, Brian Street, Kevin Leander and Patricia Enciso. The text also offers reflections on theoretical foundations for research, exploring literacy as a practice grounded in social, cultural, historical and political contexts and in relationships of power. This second edition includes: New chapters covering digital literacy, space and play, and multimodality Examples and contributions from a range of international contexts, including US, UK, Canada, Australia and South Africa Further reading links. Essential reading for students at undergraduate and post-graduate level on primary education courses and an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to understand literacy theory and successfully apply this to the classroom.

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Making Literacy Real
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Joanne Larson, Jackie Marsh
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-17 - Publisher: SAGE

Offering an overview of the major fields in literacy studies, this book presents a detailed and accessible discussion of key theories and their relevance in the primary classroom. Each chapter uses a real life case study to explore the application of theory in practice, followed by a detailed discussion of
Making Literacy Real
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Joanne Larson, Jackie Marsh
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-03 - Publisher: SAGE

'Joanne Larson and Jackie Marsh's Literacy Learning is easily the most theoretically sophisticated and practically useful discussion of sociocultural and critical approaches to literacy learning that has appeared to date' - James Paul Gee, Tashia Morgidge Professor of Reading, University of Wisconsin-Madison Making Literacy Real is the essential reference text
Literacy as Snake Oil
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Joanne Larson
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

This revised edition of Literacy as Snake Oil further investigates and critiques the commodification of literacy and education. Since the publication of the first edition, schools in the U.S. have been targeted even more as a market for private companies seeking to profit from the surveillance of NCLB (No Child
Making Literacy Real
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Joanne Larson, Jackie Marsh
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-10-03 - Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

'Joanne Larson and Jackie Marsh's Literacy Learning is easily the most theoretically sophisticated and practically useful discussion of sociocultural and critical approaches to literacy learning that has appeared to date' - James Paul Gee, Tashia Morgidge Professor of Reading, University of Wisconsin-Madison Making Literacy Real is the essential reference text
Developing Early Literacy 0-8
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Virginia Bower
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-13 - Publisher: SAGE

'Developing Early Literacy presents an interesting range of literacy-related topics which address issues of current importance to early years practice and, in places, question current thinking. There is an excellent balance of theoretical background and case study examples which would make this a relevant and practical text for both students