Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading
Toward a Theory of New Literacies Emerging From the Internet and Other Information and Communication Technologies
Donald J. Leu, Jr.
Charles K. Kinzer
Dana W. Cammack
This chapter shows how a New Literacies Perspective can provide important insights into the changes taking place in literacy as availability Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) proliferates. The chapter begins by considering the social contexts throughout history that have shaped both the function and form of literate behavior. Next, the chapter discusses literacy within today's social context and explains how this has produced new ICTs and the new literacies that these new technologies demand. The authors also explore several theoretical perspectives that are emerging and argue why they believe a New Literacies perspective is especially useful to understand changes taking place to the nature of reading, and then identify a list of 10 principles that inform such a perspective.
Leu, Jr., D.J., Kinzer , C.K., Coiro, J., & Cammack, D.W. (2004).
Toward a Theory of New Literacies Emerging From the Internet and Other Information and Communication Technologies.
In R.B. Ruddell, & N.J. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading (pp. 1570-1613). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.