Academic Literacy and Student Diversity

Academic Literacy and Student Diversity

The Case for Inclusive Practice

Dr. Ursula Wingate


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This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to academic literacy instruction and their underpinning theories, as well as a synthesis of the debate on academic literacy over the past 20 years. The author argues that the main existing instructional models are inadequate to cater for diverse student populations, and proposes an inclusive practice approach which encourages institutional initiatives that make academic literacy instruction an integrated and accredited part of the curriculum. The book aims to raise awareness of existing innovative literacy pedagogies and argues for the transformation of academic literacy instruction in all universities with diverse student populations.


Dr. Ursula Wingate:
Ursula Wingate is Senior Lecturer in Language in Education at King’s College London, UK. Her research interests include English language policies and practices and language teaching methodology. She is joint editor of the Language Learning Journal and on the editorial board of two journals on higher education.