1st Edition

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

Edited By Jan Lacina, Robin Griffith Copyright 2020
    276 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    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.