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Literacy is Not Enough - Reprint 01 - Brian Cox

Literacy is Not Enough - Reprint 01

By: Brian Cox (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1998
ISBN: 9780719056697
Number Of Pages: 192

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The 1980s and 1990s have witnessed a considerable reaction to the progressive utopianism of the 1960s. In education debates all over the English-speaking world, the talk is now of competition, back to basics, league tables and the demands of the market. According to the editor, this reaction has gone too far. Children need to be helped not only to achieve basic literacy but to read "critically", to discriminate, to evaluate, and to enjoy great literature. It is not enough to help children to achieve literacy if this simply means they read only sufficiently well to be seduced by advertisers and tabloid newpapers. The essays in this book are by people engaged in the "promotion" of English, be they primary teachers or university lecturers, novelists or poets, publishers, social commentators, politicians or professors.

ISBN: 9780719056697
ISBN-10: 0719056691
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st November 1998
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3