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Literacy and Language Teaching

Literacy and Language Teaching

Paperback Oxford Applied Linguistics

By (author) Richard Kern

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 20mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 12 October 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0194421627
  • ISBN 13: 9780194421621
  • Illustrations note: halftones
  • Sales rank: 674,042

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This book discusses the need for foreign language programmes to teach literacy. It suggests approaches to curriculum development using a wide range of modern media texts such as newspapers, music videos, and film as a basis for cultural analysis.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments ; Preface ; Introduction ; Shifting perspectives on literacy ; Literacy and issues in language education: major themes ; Overview of the book ; PART ONE ; NOTIONS OF LITERACY ; Principles of a sociocognitive view of literacy ; Shifting paradigms in language teaching ; Multiple perspectives on literacy ; Conclusion ; 2. Communication, literacy, and language learning ; Conduits, containers, and communication ; An alternative metaphor: design of meaning ; Available Designs: resources for making meaning ; Conclusion ; 3. Available Designs in literacy ; Linguistic resources ; Schematic resources ; Conclusion ; PART TWO ; READING AS DESIGN ; Reading as a dynamic rhetorical process ; Reading as a social and individual process ; Design and reading ; Reading in a non-native language ; Reading and teaching reading across cultural contexts ; Conclusion ; 5. Teaching reading as design ; Four curricular components ; Situated practice (immersion) ; Overt instruction ; Critical framing ; Transformed practice ; Putting it all together: an outline of an integrative lesson ; Conclusion ; 6. Writing as design ; Writing in a non-native language ; Three orientations to teaching writing ; Conclusion ; 7. Teaching writing as design ; Situated practice (immersion) ; Overt instruction ; Critical framing ; Transformed practice ; A sample teaching sequence ; Conclusion ; PART THREE ; COMPUTERS, LANGUAGE, AND LITERACY ; Reading and writing; with computers ; Social interaction via computers ; Conclusion ; 9. Evaluating learners' performance ; The interpretive nature of assessment and evaluation ; Three desiderata for literacy-based assessment and evaluation ; Rethinking the assessment and evaluation of reading and writing ; Conclusion ; 10. Rethinking language and literacy teaching ; Goals of a literacy-based curriculum ; Roles of teachers and learners ; Potential obstacles to implementing a literacy-based curriculum ; Implications for teacher education ; Implications for research ; Conclusion ; Bibliography ; Index