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Fostering Real World Literacy
Fostering real world literacy

We must prepare young people for living in a world of powerful images, words, and sounds.

UNESCO, 1982
The Literacies of the Real World

No one who works with the students of today can deny the fact that these students are faced with the need to learn new literacies that students of yesteryear never saw. Leu, Kinzer, Coiro, and Cammack (2004) remind us that the traditional conceptions we once held of print are quickly being replaced by much broader conceptions of literacy that are influenced by information and communication technologies. In effect, these emerging technologies, the media, and the Internet are changing what it means to be literate. The digital age is transforming the quantity, range, and speed of information and ...

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