Social Diversity Within Multiliteracies

Social Diversity Within Multiliteracies

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Using a multiliteracies theoretical framework highlighting social diversity and multimodality as central in the process of meaning making, this book examines literacy teaching and learning as embedded in cultural, linguistic, racial, sexual, and gendered contexts and explores ways to foster learning and achievement for diverse students in various settings. Attending simultaneously to topics around two overarching and interrelated themesa€”languages and language variations, and cultures, ethnicities, and identitiesa€”the chapter authors examine the roles that multiliteracies play in studentsa€™ lives in and out of classrooms. In Part I, readers are asked to examine beliefs and dispositions as related to different languages, language varieties, cultures, ethnicities, and identities. Part II engages readers in examining classroom and community practices related to different languages and language varieties, cultures, ethnicities, and identities.Second, whereas old basics focused solely on standard forms of English, new basics shift the focus to learning to a€œcommunicate with ... We discuss each of these language-related shifts from old to new basics in the sections that follow as we talk through answers to the quiz. ... down your answers to the questions below and keep your answers handy as you read through the remainder of this chapter.

Title:Social Diversity Within Multiliteracies
Author:Fenice B. Boyd, Cynthia H. Brock
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-05


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