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Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narrati (Paperback)

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"Immigration is an ongoing, global phenomenon and schools and teachers in host countries must continually find new ways of working with the increasing numbers of immigrant pupils, including refugees and asylum seekers. Language and literacy are crucial for inclusion in a new context but these must be developed in spaces where these children feel safe to explore themes that resonate with their experiences; to express their understanding and to engage in intercultural exchange. Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives presents the exploration of response strategies to Shaun Tan's The Arrival. The inquiry was carried out in educational settings, with children from many different parts of the world, in four host countries: the UK, Spain, Italy and the USA. The findings reveal the benefits of using wordless narratives such as picturebooks and graphic novels together with visual strategies to support immigrant children's literary understandings and visual literacy. They also reveal the wealth of experiences the children bring with them which have the potential to transform educational practices"--
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Education, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Multicultural Education, Emigration + Immigration, Teaching Methods + Materials / Reading
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: November 19, 2015
TCIN: 15484078
UPC: 9781780936376
Item Number (DPCI): 248-86-4046
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