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Preparing Globally Minded Literacy Teachers
Knowledge, Practices, and Case Studies

ISBN 9780367027865
Published December 2, 2019 by Routledge
276 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This textbook brings together internationally renowned scholars to provide an overview of print and digital literacy instruction for pre-service teachers and teacher educators. It examines historical and cultural contexts of literacy practices around the globe, and addresses issues that teachers need to consider as they teach children from diverse world cultures, languages, and backgrounds.

Organized into three Parts—Early Literacy, Intermediate to Adolescent Literacy, and Case Studies—the text highlights key practices around the world to provide literacy educators and students with a broader view of effective practices as well as strategies for overcoming challenges faced by literacy educators worldwide. The global case studies present complex issues and allow readers to discuss what it means to be globally minded, as well as how to implement best practices in literacy instruction. All chapters include consistent elements for ease of use, such as vignettes, historical and cultural contexts, implications for future research, and discussion questions.

Grounded in current research and theory, this book is designed for foundational courses in literacy education and literacy methods, as well as courses in comparative and multicultural education.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword by James Hoffman

List of Contributors

1 Introduction: A Global Perspective to Literacy Teaching and Learning

Jan Lacina and Robin Griffith

PART I Early Literacy

2 Reading Recovery: Transcending Global Boundaries

Celeste C. Bates, Connie Briggs, Mary Anne Doyle, Annette Torres-Elias, Allyson Matczuk, Julia Douetil, And Jamie Lipp

3 Early Literacy in Australia: Teaching Teachers to Grow Children’s Global Mindedness Through Multimodal Text Production

Beryl Exley, Linda-Dianne Willis, and Frances Hoyte

4 A Bridge over Troubled Waters: Safe Cross-Cultural Passages with Global Children’s Literature

Sherron Killingsworth Roberts and Patricia A. Crawford

5 Digital Literacies in the UK: Creating, Navigating, and Curating Content

Natalia Kucirkova and John Potter

6 Improving Early Grade Literacy: Implementation of Mother Tongue Instruction Policy in Kenya

Evelyn Jepkemei

PART II Intermediate to Adolescent Literacy

7 Critical Literacy in South Africa: Tracking the Chameleon

Ana Ferreira

8 Becoming a Proficient Reader in Taiwan

Hwawei Ko

9 Becoming a Proficient Writer in New Zealand’s Primary Schools

Murray Gadd

10 Visible Learning for Adolescents in the USA

Joanna Schaefer, Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher

11 Digital Literacies in Canada

Cheryl Mclean and Jennifer Rowsell

PART III Case Studies

12 Teaching to Read in English using Annotations in a High-Stakes Testing Context: A Case of Korean High School Students

Soyoung Lee

13 Teaching Language, Literacy, and Content in a Mexico City Third Grade Classroom: A Case Study

Ann Ebe

14 Mensajes de los abuelitos: Multimodal Zapotec Literacy Development via the Assertion of Local Ontologies and Community-Based Xkialnana (Knowledge) in Oaxaca, Mexico: A Case Study

Steve Daniel Przymus, Felipe Ruiz Jiménez, and Virgilia Pérez García

15 Literacy Learning in the UAE: A Case for Exploration: NorthStar International School, United Arab Emirates

Fatima Hasan Bailey

16 Literacy Learning in Spain

Marta Larragueta and Lorena De Poza Gutiérrez


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Jan Lacina is Professor of Literacy in the College of Education at Texas Christian University, USA.

Robin Griffith is Associate Professor of Literacy in the College of Education at Texas Christian University, USA.