Academic journal article Childhood Education

The New Literacies: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice

Academic journal article Childhood Education

The New Literacies: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice

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THE NEW LITERACIES: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice. Elizabeth A. Baker. New York, NY: 7he Guilford Press, 2010. 322 pp. Paperback, $35.00. This collection of essays about new literacies provides a wide range of perspectives on literacy, what it means for teachers and students, and how we help students become literate citizens in society. This book will help the reader to think critically about their preconceived notions of new literacy, opening up helpful discussions in our schools and communities.

Baker begins with an introduction of sorts that provides groundwork for the topics discussed in the book. In the first chapter, the reader is given a definition for the types of theories used throughout the book. We are introduced to the different perspectives on literacy that will be discussed in each chapter, preparing us to join in on the conversation. Readers are prompted to broaden their own ideas of "new literacies" by looking at different theories. The authors of each essay raise several important questions about literacy today. How do new literacies affect our students' cognitive abilities, and how are we adjusting our curriculum to support this change? …

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