MULTILITERACIES: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Future
Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis (eds).
This is a coherent and accessible overview of the work of the New London Group, with well-known international contributors bringing together their varying national experiences and differences of theoretical and political emphasis. The essays deal with issues such as:
The book concludes with case studies of attempts to put the theories into practice and thereby provides a basis for dialogue with fellow educators around the world.
Contributors: David Bond, Courtney B. Cazden, Bill Cope, Norman Fairclough, James Paul Gee, Mary Kalantzis, Gunther Kress, Joseph Lo Bianco, Carmen Luke, Sarah Michaels, Martin Nakata, Denise Newfield, Richard Sohmer, Pippa Stein.
Bill Cope is Director of the Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture in Sydney. Mary Kalantzis is Dean of the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Together they have written and edited many books, including Productive Diversity (Pluto Press, 1997), The Powers of Literacy (Falmer Press, 1993) and Minority Languages and Dominant Culture (Falmer Press, 1988).
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