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Literacy and Education

Literacy and Education

Second Edition
  • Kate Pahl - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Jennifer Rowsell - University of Sheffield, UK

Literacy | Literacy

May 2012 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Six years since the First Edition of Literacy and Education, the ways we think about literacy have changed. The book continues to be an accessible guide to current theory on literacy with practical applications in the classroom, but has a new focus on the ecologies of literacy, and on participatory and visual ways of researching literacy.

The new edition examines

  • New Literacy Studies
  • Material culture and literacy
  • Digital literacies
  • The ecological, place-based approaches to literacy education
  • Timescales and identities
  • Ways in which research has moved on to inform literacy education

Classroom teachers, teacher trainers and students of literacy will find this a user-friendly guide to new theory in literacy education, clearly demonstrating how to implement this theory in the classroom in a way that is inclusive and listens to the students of today.

The New Literacy Studies and Teaching Literacy: Where We Were and Where We Are Going
Multimodal Literacies: New Ways of Reading and Writing
Children's Texts Go to School
Literacies in the Community
Literacy and Identity: Who Are the Meaning Makers?
Navigating New Literacies for New Times: Shaping Curriculum and Pedagogy
Conclusion to the Second Editionn of Literacy and Education

'By far and away the best introction to the New Literacy Studies produced yet...'
- James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies

'An indispensable book, lucidly mapping the shifting landscape of literacy and classroom practice...'
- Rob Simon, Oise, University of Toronto

'A helpful, accessible and readable review of the best research work in literacy, and its application to teaching and learning'
- Mastin Prinsloo, University of Cape Town

Praise for the first edition:

'If we take the book Literacy and Education: Understanding New Literacy Studies in the Classroom seriously, it may help us teachers in training, teachers in the field, teaching theorists and researchers to learn more about ourselves and our teaching.' Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

'… the best introduction to the theory and practice of New Literacy Studies available today for teachers, though policy-makers and researchers should also read it' - James Paul Gee, University of Wisconsin-Madison

'This long awaited, accessible text shows how key research strands into the nature of contemporary literacy can reinvigorate classroom practice. Technological advances have transformed literacy practices in all spheres of learners' lives and Pahl and Rowsell show through real examples, how pedagogical practice can accommodate these developments. This is a must for all those involved in all levels of literacy education' - Dr Julia Davies, Deputy Head of the School of Education, The University of Sheffield.

An accessible guide, which clearly sets out theory for literacy and education, with useful research and discussion of digital literacies.

Miss Rebecca Tall
Faculty of Edu & Children's Services, Chester University
September 26, 2016

Interesting research into literacy approaches, old and new.

Mrs beverley denise owen-jones
September 6, 2016

A most helpful book, providing information on a broad research base, giving the students a sound understanding of the New Literacy Studies

Miss Rebecca Tall
Faculty of Edu & Children's Services, Chester University
November 9, 2015

Some useful information which will help CET learners to complete the optional assignment on improving reading skills.

Angie Simms
Teacher Training (Rochdale), Hopwood Hall College
July 3, 2014

An excellent text book outlining the way in which Literacy underpins all areas of the Primary Education

Mrs Angela Normanton
UCBC, Blackburn College
June 27, 2013

Fabulous book for my course -- accessible writing and excellent research base. Students also found this to be a valuable text.

Dr Linda Laidlaw
Elementary Education, Univ of Alberta
May 6, 2013

This is an interesting books that talks about current issues in the teaching of Literacy. It offers practical and theoretical support.

Anne Bradley
School of Education & Professional Dev, College of St Mark and St John
April 18, 2013

A useful text to support Language and liteacy modules at foundation degree level.

Miss Emma Baxter
School of Care, Ystrad Mynach College
November 28, 2012

An interesting overview of contemporary issues in literacy education.

Miss Rebecca Matthews
Education , St Mary's College
November 14, 2012

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