Literacy practices in transition : perspectives from the Nordic countries
- Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, c2012.
- Physical description
- xiii, 247 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- New perspectives on language and education.
LC156 .S34 L58 2012
- Unknown LC156 .S34 L58 2012
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Preface Lars Holm and Anne Pitkanen-Huhta: Literacy Practices in Transition: Setting the SceneSection I: Literacy and Identities in Transition Chapter 1: Anne Golden and Elizabeth Lanza: Narratives on Literacies: Adult Migrants' Identity Construction in Interaction Chapter 2: Asa Wedin: Literacy in Negotiating, Constructing and Manifesting Identities: The Case of Immigrant Unaccompanied Refugee Boys in Sweden Chapter 3: Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta: Privileging Identity Positions and Multimodal Communication in Textual Practices. Intersectionality and the (Re)negotiation of BoundariesSection II: Local Practices in Transition Chapter 4: Line Moller Daugaard and Helle Pia Laursen: Multilingual Classrooms as Sites of Negotiations of Language and Literacy Chapter 5: Mia Halonen: Skills as Performances: Literacy Practices of Finnish Sixth-graders Chapter 6: Monica Axelsson and Kristina Danielsson: Multimodality in the Science Classroom Chapter 7: Laura McCambridge and Anne Pitkanen-Huhta: Discourses of Literacy on an International Master's Programme: Examining Students' Academic Writing NormsSection III: Policies and Practices in Transition Chapter 8: Lars Holm and Sari Poyhonen: Localising Supranational Concepts of Literacy in Adult Second Language Teaching Chapter 9: Lise Iversen Kulbrandstad and Anne Marit Vesteraas Danbolt: Teacher Reflections under Changing Conditions for Literacy Learning in Multicultural Schools in Oslo Chapter 10: Rita Hvistendahl: Bilingual teachers: Making a Difference?Afterword: David Barton: On the Move: Transitions in Literacy Research.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publisher's Summary
- Literacy Practices in Transition explores the connections between local, situated literacy practices and global processes of mobility in the geographical space of the Nordic countries, an example of contemporary mobile societies. The detailed empirical analyses show how these connections affect individuals, practices and policies; how the global and local meet in discourses and practices and how people need to (re)negotiate their way in the complex and messy spaces in which they move. The volume challenges current trends in the global standardization of language and literacy education. Instead, it promotes the idea of literacy as a multiple, multilingual, multimodal and constantly contestable and negotiable phenomenon, which calls for the development of language and literacy education that is sensitive to the needs and experiences of the individual actors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- edited by Anne Pitkänen-Huhta and Lars Holm.
- New perspectives on language and education