Valuing diversity : a multiliteracies project in a remote Indigenous community

Exley, Beryl E. (2012) Valuing diversity : a multiliteracies project in a remote Indigenous community. In Henderson, Robyn (Ed.) Teaching Literacies in the Middle Years : Pedagogies and Diversity. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Vic, pp. 236-266.

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Abstract

This chapter draws attention to the complex nature of teachers’ work when working with linguistically and culturally diverse students and their communities in an era of new literacies. One multiliteracies project undertaken within a remote Indigenous community in the Torres Straits, Far North Queensland, Australia, is presented. The discussion considers understandings of student diversity as articulated in the Australian Curriculum documents, designs of meaning for written and visual text and the various components of pedagogy introduced into a multiliteracies project. The chapter concludes by highlighting the usefulness of the ‘wide, but not vague’ multiliteracies approach and the importance of an explicit grammar for written and visual text, for meeting the literacy learning needs of one group of 21st century learners.

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ID Code: 50719
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780195575323
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2012 22:59
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 17:48

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