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. 

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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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