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Title English in urban classrooms : a multimodal perspective on teaching and learning / Gunther Kress ... [and others]
Published New York, NY : RoutledgeFalmer, 2004


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Description xi, 184 pages : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. A social and political framework for thinking about English -- 3. A new approach to understanding school English : multimodal semiotics -- 4. The English classroom as a multimodal sign -- 5. The organization of time in the English classroom -- 6. The pedagogic construction of 'ability' in school English -- 7. The social production of character as an entity of school English -- 8. Orchestrating a debate -- 9. Only write down what you need to know : annotation for what? -- 10. The textual cycle of the English classroom -- 11. And so to some final comments
Summary "English in Urban Classrooms is a ground-breaking text that spans a range of issues central to contemporary school English. It attends not only to the spoken and written language of classrooms, but also to other modes of representation and communication that are important in English teaching. This includes image, gesture, gaze, movement, and spatial organization."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Social aspects -- England -- London.
High schools -- England -- London.
English teachers -- Training of -- England -- London.
Author Kress, Gunther R.
LC no. 2004007612
ISBN 0415331684
0415331692 (hardback : alk. paper)
0415331692 :
0415331684 (hdk. : alk. paper)