New Literacies and the English Curriculum

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Len Unsworth
Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 30, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 388 pages
In an age where the use of electronic media is expanding and the nature of traditional texts and text-based learning is changing, new literacies are becoming increasingly important in the school classroom. This volume examines how new literacies can be used in the English curriculum, and presents a series of research-based studies applied to every level of school-age education. The chapters examine: early literacy; picture books; the internet; secondary school English; and the problems of assessment in the new literacy age. 

This forward-thinking volume will be of interest to teachers and academics researching education, literacy, applied linguistics, and social semiotic theory. 

About the author (2008)

Len Unsworth is Professor in English and Literacies Education at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia.

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