Book review of "Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century"

Martin, A. (2005) Book review of "Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century". Journal of eLiteracy 2(1).

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David Warlick’s book is aimed at school personnel: the teacher, the principal, the director of technology, the technology facilitator, and the media specialist, but also the student and the parent. His premise is simple, that the traditional literacies of the school, that is, reading, writing and arithmetic, have, in a digital age, been superseded, or rather, have been transformed into new forms of themselves. His telling of it is enthusiastic and persuasive, imaginative yet reassuring. It is a narrative of the classroom which might be the future but could be today.