English a Changing Medium for Education

English a Changing Medium for Education

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In this volume a range of authors from different international contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English, hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has to be expanded to take account of diverse contexts of use for a variety of purposes. It also discusses the popular belief that language and literacy should simply be regarded as a technical 'skill' which confers universal benefits and that it should be replaced with a social practice view that recognises situated variations and diversity. This volume, we believe, provides a reference point for extended research and practice in these areas that will be of interest to wide range of people engaged in language and literacy education.Her research focuses on multimodal literacies, multilingual inclusion and pedagogical innovation. ... teachers have been continuously engaged in co- designing multimodal literacies projects (see www.multiliteracies4kidz.ca alt;http:// www.multiliteracies4kidz.caagt;). ... She is the recipient of the Richard Braddock Award for her a#39;Essay on the Work of Composition: Composing English against the Order of Fastanbsp;...

Title:English a Changing Medium for Education
Author: Constant Leung, Brian V. Street
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2012-07-25

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