By Karen E. Wohlwend
“This ebook offers a theoretical and empirical beginning for the advance of recent and intriguing pedagogical methods to the educating and studying of electronic literacies within the earliest years of schooling... researchers, educators, and policymakers alike forget about its key messages at their peril within the a long time ahead.”
—From the Foreword byJackie Marsh, the collage of Sheffield, UK
“Play, too frequently some time past, has been obvious as a four-letter notice through those that desire to bring up educational criteria. Wohlwend indicates why this place is untenable and why play is a curricular necessity in kindergarten and past. it is a needs to learn for an individual anxious approximately what mom and dad and directors will say in regards to the infusion of play of their curriculum.”
—Jerome C. Harste, Indiana college, Bloomington
Karen Wohlwend presents a brand new framework for rethinking the limits among literacy and play, in order that play itself is considered as a literacy perform in addition to analyzing, writing, and layout. via quite a few theoretical lenses, the writer offers a portrait of literacy play that connects 3 play teams: the women and, importantly, boys, who performed with Disney Princess media; “Just men” who used layout and activities media to make a boys-only house; and a gaggle of youngsters who performed instructor with immense books and different college texts. those childrens "play via design"—using play as a literacy to remodel the texts that they learn, write, and draw—but additionally as a tactic to remodel their relational identities within the social areas of peer and college cultures.
Emphasizing the significance of play regardless of present high-stakes trying out calls for, this book:
- Provides an issue for re-centering play in early adolescence curricula the place play features as a literacy in its personal right.
- Offers state-of-the-art analyses and examples of recent literacies, pop culture, and multimodal discourses.
- Illustrates how children’s play can either produce and problem normative discourses concerning ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.
- Examines the multimodal, multimedia textual practices of young ones as they play throughout tensions between well known media, peer relationships, and faculty literacy.
- Features shiny descriptions, examples of young ones in motion, and photographs.
Karen E. Wohlwendis an assistant professor in Literacy, tradition, and Language schooling at Indiana college. The study during this ebook used to be presented the 2008 overseas examining organization notable Dissertation Award.
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Playing Their Way into Literacies: Reading, Writing, and Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom (Language & Literacy) by Karen E. Wohlwend