1st Edition

Popular Literacies, Childhood and Schooling

By Jackie Marsh, Elaine Millard Copyright 2006
    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    This bold, forward-thinking text offers a clear rationale for the development of curricula and pedagogy that will reflect young people’s in-school and out-of-school popular culture practices.

    By providing a sound theoretical framework and addressing popular culture and new technologies in the context of literacy teacher education, this book marks a significant step forward in literacy teaching and learning. It takes a cross-disciplinary approach and brings together contributions from some of the world’s leading figures in the field. Topics addressed include:

    • children’s popular culture in the home
    • informal literacies and pedagogic discourse
    • new technologies and popular culture in children’s everyday lives
    • teachers working with popular culture in the classroom.

    This book illustrates the way in which literacy is evolving through popular culture and new technology and is an influential read for teachers, students, researchers and policy makers.

    Introduction, Jackie Marsh, Elaine Millard; Part 1 Early childhoods; Chapter 1 Technokids, Koala Trouble and Pokémon, Knobel Michele; Chapter 2 Children’s popular culture in the home, Kate Pahl; Chapter 3 Mr Naughty Man, Pamela Greenhough, Wan Ching Yee, Jane Andrews, Anthony Feiler, Mary Scanlan, Martin Hughes; Chapter 4 Playing with texts, Eve Bearne, Helen Wolstencroft; Chapter 5 A sign of the times, Guy Merchant; Part 2 Youth and adolescence; Chapter 6 No single divide, Colin Lankshear; Chapter 7 Informal literacies and pedagogic discourse, Gemma Moss; Chapter 8 Making it move, making it mean, David Parker; Chapter 9 Nomads and tribes, Julia Davies; Part 3 Teachers and schooling; Chapter 10 Tightropes, tactics and taboos, Jackie Marsh; Chapter 11 Assets in the classroom, Muriel Robinson, Margaret Mackey; Chapter 12 Transformative practitioners, transformative practice, Elaine Millard; Chapter 13 Afterword, Donna E. Alvermann;


    Jackie Marsh and Elaine Millard are both Senior Lecturers in Education at the University of Sheffield, UK. Together, they have directed the ESRC Research Seminar Series, ‘Children’s Literacy and Popular Culture’ (2002–2004).