It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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The multiliteracies approach to literacy education has become established as an
accessible and effective paradigm for classroom practice in the 21st century.
The Multiliteracies Classroom enlivens this theory with its vivid description of
events in a real classroom. Teachers will identify with the lively transcripts of
classroom interactions, and be inspired to widen students’ access to new
literacy practices in an increasingly digital and globalised world. The possibilities
and constraints that can be encountered when implementing multiliteracies are
explored in detail. Educators know from experience that students begin their
classroom journey with entirely unequal opportunities for literacy success. The
Multiliteracies Classroom does not ignore this reality, highlighting the influence
of society’s patterns of power on literacy learning in the digital age. Its key
themes provide a blueprint for the future of literacy research and practice.