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Literacy, Society, and Schooling  :  A Reader - Suzanne De Castell

Literacy, Society, and Schooling

A Reader

By: Suzanne De Castell (Editor), Kieran Egan (Editor), Allan Luke (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th January 1987
ISBN: 9780521313407
Number Of Pages: 356

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This book addresses the current 'literacy crisis' alleged in professional journals and the popular press. Literacy is at once a contentious social and educational issue, a continuing concern of parents and teachers, and the focal point of a range of disciplinary inquiries. Literacy, Society, and Schooling draws together especially commissioned essays on the nature, history, and pedagogy of literacy by social historians, philosophers, literary scholars, linguists, educators, and psychologists. The editors have attempted to convey, in an accessible format, the range and diversity of the scholarly debate about literacy-theory, research, and practice. Students, teachers, and researchers will find Literacy, Society, and Schooling an invaluable resource.

Prefacep. vii
Matters of value
On defining literacyp. 3
The functions and uses of literacyp. 15
The properties, purposes, and promotion of literacyp. 27
Literacy and the education of the emotionsp. 37
Matters historical and social
The legacies of literacy: continuities and contradictions in western society and culturep. 61
Models of literacy in North American schools: social and historical conditions and consequencesp. 87
A sociohistorical approach to remediationp. 110
The business of literacy: the making of the educational textbookp. 132
Matters empirical
Learning to mean what you say: toward a psychology of literacyp. 145
Metalinguistic awareness and the growth of literacyp. 159
On modeling comprehensionp. 175
Reading is recognition when reading is not reasoningp. 196
Critical factors in literacy developmentp. 209
Matters practical
Foundations for literacy: pre-reading development and instructionp. 233
Individual development in literacyp. 243
Teaching students not to readp. 256
Teaching writing: the process approach, humanism, and the context of "crisis"p. 270
Collaborative revision: learning and self-assessmentp. 313
Notes on contributorsp. 321
Author indexp. 325
Subject indexp. 330
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ISBN: 9780521313407
ISBN-10: 0521313406
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 26th January 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48