Pippa Stein is a Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literacy Education in the School of Literature and Language Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Her research interests are in the areas of New Literacy Studies, Multiliteracies, multimodality and social semiotics in relation to teaching literacy in contexts of cultural and linguistic diversity. She has published in the TESOL Quarterly, the Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy and has chapters in Cope,B. and Kalantzis, M. (Eds) (2000) Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures,and Beck.S.W. and Olah L.N.(Eds) (2001) Perspectives on Language and Literacy: Beyond the Here and Now Harvard Educational Review Reprint Series. She is currently the recipient of a Spencer Foundation Research Grant investigating home, street, school and community literacy practices amongst young children from poor families in urban and rural settings.


Publications:
Agency, Creativity, Access and Activism: Literacy Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Crucial aspects of Multiliteracies lie in its focus on multimodality, creativity and culture, especially the intersection between local and global cultures.

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Shifting the Gaze in South African Classrooms: New pedagogies, New publics, New democracies

We argue that pedagogies which actively work to ‘shift the gaze’ of learners and teachers within a critical framework can create new publics, and in turn, create new forms of accountability and self-reflexivity.

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Recovering the Future: Multimodal Pedagogies and the Making of Culture in South African Classrooms

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