'By far and away the best introction to the New Literacy Studies produced yet...'
- James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies
'An indispensable book, lucidly mapping the shifting landscape of literacy and classroom practice...'
- Rob Simon, Oise, University of Toronto
'A helpful, accessible and readable review of the best research work in literacy, and its application to teaching and learning'
- Mastin Prinsloo, University of Cape Town
Praise for the first edition:
'If we take the book Literacy and Education: Understanding New Literacy Studies in the Classroom seriously, it may help us teachers in training, teachers in the field, teaching theorists and researchers to learn more about ourselves and our teaching.' Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
'… the best introduction to the theory and practice of New Literacy Studies available today for teachers, though policy-makers and researchers should also read it' - James Paul Gee, University of Wisconsin-Madison
'This long awaited, accessible text shows how key research strands into the nature of contemporary literacy can reinvigorate classroom practice. Technological advances have transformed literacy practices in all spheres of learners' lives and Pahl and Rowsell show through real examples, how pedagogical practice can accommodate these developments. This is a must for all those involved in all levels of literacy education' - Dr Julia Davies, Deputy Head of the School of Education, The University of Sheffield.