Tuesday, June 22, 2004

New Literacies

The last week has mainly been taken up with driving Midnight, our '89 Mustang, from New Jersey to Vera Cruz, Mexico. Midnight has her papers to join us as Mexican residents, and it will be great to have her here.

Map reading, road sign following, and watching out for Waffle House diners and billboards for friendly motels have been our everyday literacies for the past week. Oldies, but goodies.

Just before we left New Jersey, though, we got copies of the most recent book to be published in our "New Literacies" series with Peter Lang. This is Juha Suoranta and Hanna Lehtimaki's book Children in the Information Society, which focuses on Finland as a case study. It is an excellent read.

Other books already published in the series are:

Joanne Larson (ed) Literacy as Snake Oil: Beyond the Quick Fix
Jabari Mahari (ed) What They Don't Learn in School
Carey Jewitt and Gunther Kress (eds) Multimodal Literacy
Donna Alvermann (ed) Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World
Michael Singh, Peter Kell and Ambigapathy Pandian (eds) Appropriating English: Innovation in the Global Business of English Language teaching
Amy Scholder and Eric Zimmerman (eds) Re:Play: Game Design + Game Culture

Several more books are imminent in this series, and we will let you know when they appear.

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