Multiliteracies considers the future of literacy teaching in the context of the rapidly changing English language. Questions are raised about what constitutes appropriate literacy teaching in today's world: a world that is both a global village yet one which local diversity is increasingly important.
This is a coherent and accessible overview of the work of the New London Group, with well-known international contributors bringing together their varying national experiences and differences of theoretical and political emphasis. The essays deal with issues such as:
- the fundamental premises of literacy pedagogy
- the effects of technological change
- multilingualism and cultual diversity
- social futures and their implications on language teaching.
The book concludes with case studies of attempts to put the theories into practice and thereby provides a basis for dialogue with fellow educators around the world.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction; introduction1 Introduction, Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis; Chapter 1 A Pedagogy Of Multiliteracies; Part 2 Changing Times; introduction2 Introduction; Chapter 2 New People In New Worlds, James Paul Gee; Chapter 3 Cyber-Schooling And Technological Change, Carmen Luke; Chapter 4 Multiliteracies and Multilingualism, Joseph Lo Bianco; Chapter 5 History, Cultural Diversity and English Language Teaching, Martin Nakata; Chapter 6 Changing the Role of Schools, Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope; Part 3 Designs of Meaning; introduction3 Introduction; Chapter 7 Design and Transformation, Gunther Kress; Chapter 8 Multiliteracies and Language, Norman Fairclough; Chapter 9 Multimodality, Gunther Kress; Chapter 10 Designs For Social Futures, Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis; Part 4 Pedagogy; introduction4 Introduction; Chapter 11 A Multilteracies Pedagogy, Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope; Chapter 12 Taking Cultural Differences Into Account, Courtney B. Cazden; Chapter 13 Narratives and Inscriptions, Sarah Michaels, Richard Sohmer; Part 5 Multiliteracies in Practice; introduction5 Introduction; Chapter 14 The Multiliteracies Project: South African Teachers Respond, Denise Newfield, Pippa Stein; Chapter 15 Negotiating A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies, David Bond; Chapter 16 Four Innovative Programmes, Courtney B. Cazden;