Transforming Language and Literacy Education

Challenging and disruptive, this is a unique and important contribution to language and literacy education.


Author: Kelleen Toohey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429958694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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The field of languages and literacies education is undergoing rapid transformation. Scholarship that draws upon feminist, post-colonial, new material and posthuman ontologies is transcending disciplinary boundaries and disrupting traditional binaries between human and nonhuman, the natural and the cultural, the material and the discursive. In Transforming Language and Literacy Education, editors Kelleen Toohey, Suzanne Smythe, Diane Dagenais and Magali Forte bring together accessible, conceptually rich stories from internationally diverse authors to guide new practices, new conversations and new thinking among scholars and educators at the forefront of languages and literacies learning. The book addresses these concepts for diverse groups of learners including young children, youth and adults in formal educational and community-based settings. Challenging and disruptive, this is a unique and important contribution to language and literacy education.

Multicultural Curriculum Transformation in Literacy and Language Arts

Decolonizing foreign, second, heritage, and first languages: Implications for education. In D. Macedo (Ed.). Decolonizing foreign language education: The misteaching of English and other imperial languages (pp. 152–168). Routledge.


Author: Amanda VandeHei

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498599504

Category: Language arts

Page: 320

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This book focuses on multicultural curriculum transformation in literacy and language arts subject areas. The discussion of each area outlines critical considerations for multicultural curriculum transformation for the area by grade level and then by eight organizing tools, including content standards, relationships with and among students and their families, and evaluation of student learning and teaching effectiveness. The volume is designed to speak with PK-12 teachers as colleagues in the multicultural curriculum transformation work. Readers are exposed to "things to think about," but also given curricular examples to work with or from in going about the actual, concrete work of curriculum change. This work supports PK-12 teachers to independently multiculturally adapt existing curriculum, to create new multicultural curriculum differentiated by content areas and grade levels, and by providing ample examples of what such multicultural transformed literacy and language arts curricula looks like in practice.

Decoloniality Language and Literacy

Xolisa has experience in early literacy and biliteracy teacher training and community literacy training. ... the country and is a doctoral student researching third spaces as a way towards transforming language and literacy pedagogies.


Author: Carolyn McKinney

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788929264

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Through a range of unconventional genres, representations of data, and dialogic, reflective narratives alongside more traditional academic genres, this book engages with contexts of decoloniality and border thinking in the Global South. It addresses processes of knowledge production and participation in the highly divided and unequal schooling and higher education system in South Africa, and highlights the consequences of the monolingual myth in post-colonial education, demonstrating opportunities for learning provided by translanguaging. It explores both embodied, multimodal and multilingual instances of knowledge-making in teaching and teacher education that take place outside but alongside formal classroom, lecture and seminar modes, and the positionality and learning experiences of teacher educators in science, literacy and language across the curriculum. The book is not only transdisciplinary but also captures the learning that takes place beyond the borders of disciplines and formal classroom spaces.

Transforming Literacy Education for Long Term English Learners

Thus, Santiago completed and turned in the course assignment for the day, but Maneka never saw him again. ... Thank you, Maneka, for extending and adding to the current literature on LTELS, literacy education, and language studies.


Author: Maneka Deanna Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351365147

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Grounded in research on bilingualism and adolescent literacy, this volume provides a much-needed insight into the day-to-day needs of students who are identified as long-term English language learners (LTELs). LTELs are adolescents who are primarily or solely educated in the U.S. and yet remain identified as "learning English" in secondary school. Challenging the deficit perspective that is often applied to their experiences of language learning, Brooks counters incorrect characterizations of LTELs and sheds light on students’ strengths to argue that effective literacy education requires looking beyond policy classifications that are often used to guide educational decisions for this population. By combining research, theory, and practice, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of literacy pedagogy to facilitate teacher learning and includes practical takeaways and implications for classroom practice and professional development. Offering a pathway for transforming literacy education for students identified as LTELs, chapters discuss reframing the education of LTELs, academic reading in the classroom, and the bilingualism of students who are labeled LTELs. Transforming Literacy Education for Long-Term English Learners is a much-needed resource for scholars, professors, researchers, and graduate students in language and literacy education, English education, and teacher education, and for those who are looking to create an inclusive and successful classroom environment for LTELs.

Affordances of Film for Literacy Instruction

The social practice of multimodal reading: A new literacy studies-multimodal perspective on reading. In ... In K. Toohey, S. Smythe, D. Dagenais, & M. Forte (Eds.), Transforming Language and Literacy Education: New Materialism, ...


Author: DeHart, Jason D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799891383

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 277

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Within the past decade, the role of film and media in K-12 classrooms has grown from entertainment-based activities to an active literacy-centered textual practice. A multitude of approaches in instruction are required for literacy education, including a vast knowledge of a range of texts and awareness of key steps in activating knowledge according to the affordances contained within a text. Affordances of Film for Literacy Instruction explores the educational affordances of using film as text. It further discusses the use of digital technology and visual texts in literacy education and the need to focus on textual work closely with students as technology and ways of reading proliferate. Covering topics such as cultural representation, filmic language, and online learning, this book is an essential resource for educators of K-12 and higher education, pre-service teachers, students of higher education, government officials, faculty and administration of education, researchers, and academicians.

Pierre Bourdieu and Literacy Education

... to have a materialist basis to understand how to transform language, power and education. Luke calls for a: broadly based political project for remaking the institutional distribution of literacy and its affiliated forms of capital.


Author: James Albright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135599508

Category: Education

Page: 392

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In this volume scholars from around the world focus on how a Bourdieusian stance can enable a powerful socicultural and cultural analysis of literacy education theory and practice and serve as an effective tool in analyzing relations of hierarchy and domination. Although there has been a growing body of Bourdieusian-inspired research in various sectors of education, this book is the first to present both theoretical and practical articulation of his ideas in the field of literacy education. It brings together three major clusters of work: Rethinking of the doxa of the social fields of language and literacy education Explorations of alternative objectifications of educational fields forming around cultural and linguistic minorities, new media and technologies Studies on the formation of the literate habitus in homes and classrooms, curriculum and schooling, and addresses theoretical, policy and practical directions Pierre Bourdieu and Literacy Education is intended for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in literacy education, sociology of education, and curriculum theory, and as a text for advanced courses in these areas.

Reflections on Qualitative Research in Language and Literacy Education

shortcomings of statistical studies, and second, the vitality of adopting conceptions of language, literacy, ... but could fail in shaping the profound transformation and progress required in language and literacy education research.


Author: Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319491400

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book discusses aspects of the theory and practice of qualitative research in the specific context of language and literacy education. It addresses epistemological perspectives, methodological problems, and practical considerations related to research involvements in areas of language education and literacy studies rather than generic issues of other fields of social sciences. The volume starts with Theoretical Considerations in the first part and raises some epistemological and theoretical concerns that are rarely debated in the specific context of research on language and literacy teaching. The second part, Methodological Approaches explores issues of the design and implementation of language and literacy education research within the framework of some of the major established qualitative research traditions. Finally, the part on Research in Action discusses practical aspects of a few actual instances of qualitative research on language and literacy education in different contexts.

The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care

In K. Toohey, S. Smythe, D. Dagenais, & M. Forte (Eds.). Transforming Language and Literacy Education: New Materialism, Posthumanism and Ontoethics. pp. 32–53. London and New York: Routledge. Keller, C., & Rubenstein, M-J. (2017).


Author: Arniika Kuusisto

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000575378

Category: Education

Page: 564

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Understanding the place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care is of critical importance for the development of cultural literacy and plays a key role in societal coherence and inclusion. This international handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the place of religion in the societal educational arenas of the very youngest children across the globe. Drawing together contributions from leading international experts across disciplinary backgrounds, it offers a critical view of how to approach the complexities around the place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care. Through its four parts, the book examines the theoretical, methodological, policy and practice perspectives and explores the complex intersections of transmission of "cultural heritage" and "national values" with the diverse, changing societal contexts. Each chapter contributes to an increased understanding of how the place of religion in Early Childhood Education and Care can be understood across continents, countries and educational systems. The Routledge International Handbook of the Place of Religion in Early Childhood Education and Care is an essential resource for academics, researchers, students and practitioners working in Early Childhood Education, Sociology of Childhood, Religious Education and other related fields

Information and Technology Literacy Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Mobiles interact with languages and transform them rather than merely store or transmit them. Language and learning in our view are defining features of culture, community and identity - though learning is not the same as education ...


Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522534181

Category: Computers

Page: 2349

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People currently live in a digital age in which technology is now a ubiquitous part of society. It has become imperative to develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of emerging innovations and technologies. Information and Technology Literacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on techniques, trends, and opportunities within the areas of digital literacy. Highlighting a wide range of topics and concepts such as social media, professional development, and educational applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academics, technology developers, researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals interested in the importance of understanding technological innovations.