Multiliteracies and the School Library

G00din, Susie
September 2006
CSLA Journal;Fall2006, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p23
The article discusses on multiliteracies and its role in student's learning. The traditional concept of literacy focuses on the authoritative texts and narrow practices, which contradicts with the ideas of new literacies. The study of the new literacies also calls for a recognition of literacy practices as being tied tightly to their social and political context. Several topics of concerns are discussed in the new literacies including the responsible body who decides for a text to be a literate one, type of behaviors that can be considered literate, and on how can a literate activity judged as important.


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