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Literacy and Schooling - Frances Christie

Literacy and Schooling

By: Frances Christie (Editor)

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This book is intended to offer an introduction to some major themes in literacy education. Literacy has become an important issue both in the UK and internationally, and this book aims to inform discussions while assisting teachers to reflect on their work as literacy teachers. Literacy is important from the earliest years through all the years of formal education, and so this book covers work with students in the full range of schooling, and in a number of different subject areas.

Topics covered include:

*the nature and use of texts
*the reading positions that are constructed in texts and their ideological implications
*the ways in which written texts change as students grow older
*moving from the early years through to secondary education
*the implications of Information Technology for literacy teaching

Frances Christie is Foundation Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne. Ray Misson is Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education at the University of Melbourne.

Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Framing the issues in literacy education FRANCES CHRISTIE AND RAY MISSON; Children entering literate worlds: perspectives from the study of textual practices GEOFF WILLIAMS; Learning the literacies of primary and secondary schooling FRANCES CHRISTIE; Exploring the requirements of critical school literacy: a view from two classrooms MARY MACKEN-HORARIK; Telling tales out of school RAY MISSON; Old letteracy or new literacy: reading and writing the wor(l)d online WENDY MORGAN

ISBN: 9780203019559
ISBN-10: 2370005245279
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 9th July 1998