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Arizpe, Evelyn, Teresa Colomer, and Carmen Martínez-Roldán. Visual Journeys Through Wordless Narratives: An international inquiry with immigrant children and the arrival. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781780937588
BibTeX citation key: Arizpe2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: "The Arrival", Australia, Didactics, Empirical research, Tan. Shaun
Creators: Arizpe, Colomer, Martínez-Roldán
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (New York)
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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.

Table of Contents

List of Figure Permissions (vii)
Notes on Contributors (ix)
Shaun Tan: Foreword (xiii)

Introduction (1)

Part I: Embarking on the Journey
1. The Vessel: Theoretical Frameworks and Intersections (19)
2. The Passengers: International Contexts and Participants (39)
3. The Voyage: The Course of the Inquiry (65)

Part II: Navigating the Interpretive Process
4. Reclaiming the Migrant Experience (103)
5. Making Meaning through Retellings and Inferences (123)
6. Re-orientating Cultural Identity through Intertextual Response (141)
7. Engaging with the Visual Affordances of The Arrival (159)

Part III: Mediation and Pedagogy: Transforming Literacy Learning and Teaching
8. Fostering a Community: Mediation that Supports Learning (183)
9. Looking Together: Visual Strategies for Inclusive Pedagogy (199)

Coda: A (Visual) Journey to Italy (217)
Conclusion: Arriving and the Journey Ahead (239)
Appendix: List of Participant Children (247)
Bibliography (249)
Index (267)

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