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
PART II Intermediate to Adolescent Literacy
7 Critical Literacy in South Africa: Tracking the Chameleon
8 Becoming a Proficient Reader in Taiwan
9 Becoming a Proficient Writer in New Zealand’s Primary Schools
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
13 Teaching Language, Literacy, and Content in a Mexico City Third Grade Classroom: A Case Study
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.