Everyday Youth Literacies

Author: Kathy Sanford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9814451037
Format: PDF
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Testifying to the maturity of the youth literacy education field, this collection of papers displays the increasing sophistication of research on the subject, and at the same time offers pointers to its potential for development in the next decade. The contributors track the rapid proliferation of youth literacies in today’s digital age, from video games to social media and film production. Drawing on detailed research and an intimate knowledge of youth communities in nations as diverse as Canada and Uganda, they provide notable examples of digital literacies in situ, and challenge conventional wisdom about literacy education. The chapters do more, however, than merely offer reportage of a crisis in literacy education. The authors embrace the core challenge faced by educators everywhere: how to incorporate and utilize new modes of literacy in education, and how to realize the potential benefits of heterogeneous modern media in youth literacy education, especially in marginalized, remote, and disadvantaged communities. This volume expands our view of digital communications technologies and digital literacies to include complex understandings of how media such as translated videos can serve as learning tools for youths whose access to literacy education is limited. In particular, a number of contributing scholars provide important new information about the praxis of teachers and the literacies adopted by young people in Africa, a continent largely neglected by literacy researchers. This book’s global perspective, and its ground-level viewpoint of youth literacy practices in a variety of locations, problematizes normative assumptions about researching literacy as well as about literacy itself.

Standards in Education

Author: Dennis M. McInerney
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607526271
Format: PDF, Docs
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Education institutions and organizations throughout the world are currently being held accountable for achieving and maintaining historically unmatched standards of academic quality and performance. Accreditation bodies; policy makers; boards of trustees; and teacher, parent, and student groups all place educational institutions and organizations under unprecedented accountability pressures. The aim of this volume is to explore and better understand how these pressures are impacting a broad range of social and cultural issues and, subsequently, how these issues impact student motivation and learning.

Cross Cultural Interaction Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466649801
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In a globalized society, individuals in business, government, and a variety of other fields must frequently communicate and work with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds. Effectively bridging the culture gap is critical to success in such scenarios. Cross-Cultural Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores contemporary research and historical perspectives on intercultural competencies and transnational organizations. This three-volume compilation will present a compendium of knowledge on cultural diversity and the impact this has on modern interpersonal interactions. Within these pages, a variety of researchers, scholars, professionals, and leaders who interact regularly with the global society will find useful insight and fresh perspectives on the field of cross-cultural interaction.

Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre Service Teacher Education

Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466649259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the emergence of innovative technologies, the digital nature of learning environments has changed the face of education. The integration of these technologies into classroom instruction is essential for promoting student learning. Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education examines the various strategies to resolve the challenges of technology integrations for teachers while offering best practices for transforming education. Focusing on the future of technology integration in education; this book is an essential tool for administrators, technology leaders, faculty, teachers, technology staff, and other educational technology stakeholders in various education-related disciplines.

A Companion to Cultural Studies

Author: Toby Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998792
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Experts from five continents provide a thorough exploration of cultural studies, looking at different ideas, places and problems addressed by the field. Brings together the latest work in cultural studies and provides a synopsis of critical trends Showcases thirty contributors from five continents Addresses the key topics in the field, the relationship of cultural studies to other disciplines, and cultural studies around the world Offers a gritty introduction for the neophyte who is keen to find out what cultural studies is, and covers in-depth debates to satisfy the appetite of the advanced scholar Includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of cultural studies websites Now available in paperback for the course market.

Handbook of Social Theory

Author: George Ritzer
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the roots, current debates and future development of social theory. It draws together a team of outstanding international scholars, and presents an authoritative and panoramic critical survey of the field. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part examines the classical tradition. Included here are critical discussions of Comte, Spencer, Marx, Durkheim, Weber, Simmel, Mead, Freud, Mannheim and classical feminist thought. This part conveys the classical tradition as a living resource in social theory, it demonstrates not only the critical significance of classical writings, but their continuing relevance. The second part moves on t

Literalit t erfassen bildungspolitisch kulturell individuell

Author: Cornelia Rosebrock
Publisher: Beltz Juventa
ISBN: 3779913380
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Literalität wird von verschiedenen Disziplinen erforscht: Ethnographie, Lesesozialisationsforschung, Psychologie und empirische Bildungsforschung erfassen individuelle literale Entwicklungen und den sozial und kulturell geprägten Gebrauch von Schrift. Der Band dokumentiert den auf methodische Fragen fokussierten interdisziplinären Austausch der aktuellen Literalitätsforschung.

Rekonstruktive Bildungsforschung

Author: Martin Heinrich
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658180072
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der Band präsentiert innovative Zugänge der rekonstruktiven Bildungsforschung, indem ausgewiesene Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler ihre individuellen rekonstruktiven Forschungszugänge pointiert darstellen und darüber vermittelt den jeweils spezifischen Fokus ihres empirischen Zugriffs kennzeichnen. Vor dem Hintergrund unterschiedlicher methodischer Bezüge geben die Beiträge weiterführende Impulse zur Theorie- und Methodenentwicklung.