Encyclopaedia of Language and Education: Literacy v. 2

Encyclopaedia of Language and Education: Literacy v. 2

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This is the second volume of a series of eight volumes together entitled "Encyclopedia of Language and Education". It attempts to overview an area which has recently emerged, and draws on some 25 state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers. The book is organized in four main sections: "Reading", "Writing", "The Social Context of Literacy" and "Literacy Teaching in Selected Regions". The approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on insights from fields as diverse as anthropology and computer science, sociolinguistics and psychology. The international flavour of the volume is reflected not only in the choice of contributors from 11 different countries but also in the emphasis throughout on the impact of globalization on the understanding of literacy.
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  • Hardback | 234 pages
  • United States
  • English
  • 0792345959
  • 9780792345954

Table of contents

Part 1 Focus on reading: the reading process, K.S. Goodman; the teaching of reading, G.B. Thompson; reading skills - emergent literacy, B. Raban; metalinguistic skills in reading development - W.E. Tunmer; the development of literacy difficulties, M.M. Clay; reading in multilingual classrooms, V. Edwards. Part 2 Focus on writing: writing systems and orthographies, B. Burnaby; the development of young children as authors, N. Hall; the teaching of writing, G.M. Owocki, Y.M. Goodman; spelling and punctuation, S. Wilde; handwriting, S. Walker; writing in multilingual classrooms, V. Edwards. Part 3 Focus on the social context of literacy: the social psychology of reading, J. Edwards; functional literacy, L. Verhoeven; social literacies, B. Street; critical approaches to literacy, A. Luke; family literacy, E. Roberts Auerbach; adult literacy, A. Rogers; sustaining local literacies, R.K. Agnihotri; IT and literacy, C. Abbott. Part 4 Focus on selected regions: literacy teaching in France, D. Bechennec, L. Sprenger-Charolles; literacy teaching in India, R.K. Agnihotri; literacy teaching in the Low Countries, P. Reitsma; female literacy and life chances in rural Nigeria, B. Egbo; literacy teaching in Norway, B. Hagtvet, S.-A.H. Lyster.
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