New times and new texts : reconceptualising literacy education for the twenty-first century / Moses Samuel and Saratha Sithamparam

Samuel, Moses and Sithamparam, Saratha (2005) New times and new texts : reconceptualising literacy education for the twenty-first century / Moses Samuel and Saratha Sithamparam. Journal of Language Studies, 1. pp. 41-52. ISSN 1823-6154

Abstract

This article offers a framework for reconceptualising literacy education in the context of globalisation and technological developments that have impacted the nature of texts and literacy practices. It examines the changing notions of literacy outlining the emergence of new text forms and literacy practices in the postindustrial era of new times. This sets the stage for a discussion of the implications for literacy education in the twenty-first century. The article argues for a rethinking of the goals of literacy education as well as pedagogical approaches and the kinds of texts that need to feature if school is to the prepare the learner for real world literacy practices.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Samuel, MosesUNSPECIFIED
Sithamparam, SarathaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Social aspects of education > Literacy. Illiteracy > Malaysia
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education and globalization. Education and society > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Academy of Language Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Language Studies
ISSN: 1823-6154
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 41-52
Item ID: 11453
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literacy education, Globalisation, Technological developments
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11453

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