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Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Leading the New Literacies

Author: Ann Ward Johnson, Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Michael Fisher, Jeanne Tribuzzi, Bill Sheskey, Madeleine Maceda Heide, Fiona Reynolds, Jane McGee, Shabbi Luthra, Nitasha Chaudhuri, Brandon L Wiley

Availability: In Stock

Code: SOT1260

ISBN: 9781760011260

No of Pages: 168

Publish date: 28/07/2014

Price: $32.95


Schools must prepare 21st century students to compete in a global society – a world in which cultures, economies and people are continuously connected. It is the job of the 21st century educator to make sure students are equipped to meet this challenge. In the Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series, editor Heidi Hayes Jacobs and a team of authors from around the globe explore the three new literacies – global literacy, media literacy and digital literacy. 

Leading the New Literacies explores how to shift to digital, media and global (DMG) project-based learning and create engaged, energised and globally competent teachers and students. The book also offers case studies showing how schools have integrated the new literacies with traditional print literacy.

Using this book, F–12 educators will

  • learn
    how to bring digital, media and global literacies into their curriculum;

  • examine
    the effects of school leaders’ attitudes as they grapple with the implications
    of the new literacies;

  • equip
    students with the skills to think critically about digital sources of

  • learn
    how and where to find new forms of media that students can safely use as
    learning tools;

  • understand
    the skills and attributes that characterise global competence and global
    awareness; and

  • learn
    strategies and set realistic goals for system-wide implementation of the new

The Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series is the ideal resource for any modern educator. Using Leading the New Literacies with the three other titles in this series – Mastering Global LiteracyMastering Digital Literacy and Mastering Media Literacy – teachers will be expertly equipped to design instruction in the 21st century classroom.