Building Bridges

Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era

Editors: Kosnik, C., White, S., Marshall, B., Goodwin, A.L., Murray, J. (Eds.)

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  • This text explores the re-visioning of literacy and literacy teacher education for the digital era, approached from an interdisciplinary and international perspective
  • Because the authors are experienced teacher educators as well as researchers, they are able to give extended examples of how to apply the theory in practice
  • Again, because of their background the authors are realistic about what is appropriate and feasible for teachers and teacher educators, rather than just jumping on a technology bandwagon
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Literacy learning continues to be central to schooling, and is currently of major concern to educators, policy developers, and members of the public alike. However, the proliferation of communication channels in this digital era requires a fundamental re-thinking of the nature of literacy and the pedagogy of literacy teaching and teacher education.
 
This text brings together papers by experts in teacher education, literacy, and information technology to help chart a way forward in this complex area. Because of their background in teacher education, the authors are realistic about what is appropriate and feasible – they do not just jump on a technology bandwagon – but they are also able to provide extended examples of how to embed technology in the practice of teacher education.

“Taking a multi-disciplinary perspective (literacy, teacher education and digital technology) and informed by a range of empirical studies, policy analyses and scholarly reflection, this book makes a unique contribution to the literature on one of education’s most pressing challenges: how we prepare teachers of literacy at a time when understandings of literacy are expanding. Chapters by leading researchers are complemented by those offering illuminating vignettes of practice that, in turn, provide opportunities for interrogation by the rich theoretical toolkit that characterizes the field. The book is thoughtfully structured and manages a coherence that is rare in edited collections. An impressive and heartening read.” – Viv Ellis, Professor of Education at Brunel University, England and Bergen University College in Norway

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Bridges
Book Subtitle
Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era
Editors
  • Clare Kosnik
  • Simone White
  • Bethan Marshall
  • A. Lin Goodwin
  • Jean Murray
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-491-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-491-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 212
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