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Literacy : An Advanced Resource Book for Students - Brian V. Street


An Advanced Resource Book for Students

Paperback Published: 16th November 2007
ISBN: 9780415291811
Number Of Pages: 272

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Literacy is a comprehensive textbook which provides students and researchers with support for advanced study of the topic. It introduces readers to a broad range of approaches to understanding literacy in educational contexts and in society.


  • integrates psychological, educational and anthropological approaches to literacy and its consequences for individuals and society
  • gathers together influential readings from key names in this inter-disciplinary field, including: Catherine Snow, David Olson, and Mike Cole
  • presents teachers, students and researchers with many diverse opportunities to explore for themselves a broad range of perspectives and methods of study.

Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Literacy is an essential textbook for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

Why study literacy?Texts
"One million illiterate children - but how many more will it take before this pernicious ideology is destroyed?"
"Illiterate millions shame our schools"
"Hooked on Phonics? We Should Lose This Addiction"
Organisation of the book
Encounters with Literacy
The Cupboard
The Bread Bin
The Puffin Book of Handwriting: how to write well with everyday materials
"The phoney graffiti war and the killing that shocked an estate"
"Fhamida's register"
"Putting it Out There: Revealing Latino Visual Discourse in the Hispanic Academic Program"
Farmland Dairies milk carton
Boiler settings
Powers, "Losing Our Souls, Bit by Bit"
Academic study of literacy - mapping the field
Meanings of 'Literacy' in Different Traditions
Literacy acquisition
Consequences of literacy
Literacy as social practice
New literacies
Educational terms
Reading words: a commentary of key terms in the teaching of reading
Anthropological terms
Psychological terms
"Introduction" to
Preventing reading difficulties in young children
Literacy acquisition
Beginning to read
"Beginning to read: an overview"
Whole language
Goodman, "Learning and Teaching Reading and Writing"
Social challenges and policy
Preventing reading difficulties in young children
Literacy in schools
Street & Street "The Schooling of Literacy"
Consequences of literacy
The Domestication of the Savage Mind
Testing the literacy thesis
Scribner & Cole, "Unpackaging Literacy"
Autonomous vs. ideological models of literacy Street
Literacy in Theory and Practice
Demythologising literacy Olson
The World on Paper
Literacy as social practice
Literacy practices
"Literacy practices"
Literacy and identity
"Theorizing the Space of Literacy Practices"
Multilingual literacies
"Multilingual Literacies: rea
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ISBN: 9780415291811
ISBN-10: 041529181X
Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th November 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.27  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1