Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Special edition - digital literacies

A Special Edition of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education on New childhoods and youth: New literacies will be released in September 2005. Edited by Jackie Marsh and myself, the edition includes papers by Doug Kellner, Helen Nixon, Carey Jewitt and others, along with an interview with Gunther Kress (by Eve Bearne). From a range of research-based and theoretical perspectives, these papers all focus on the implications of new forms of text and new childhoods in a contemporary context.

This edition makes a significant contribution to outlining the parameters of the key debates and issues which form the context of this emerging field. For those interested in the changing landscape of literacy education and the sociology of literacy, this is a must-see issue!

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