Perspectives on Literacy

Perspectives on Literacy

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The 28 essays reprinted here are arranged in four sections that offer theoretical, historical, educational, and community perspectives on the whole topic of literacy. In addition to their substantial introduction, the editors provide an exhaustive bibliography based on the citations to the essays. Kintgen, Kroll, and Rose see literacy as an extremely complex area of inquiry in which all aspects are interrelated, and they hope to avoid creating or perpetuating false boundaries within the field. The booka€™s first section contains articles dealing with various psychological and economic consequences of literacy. The second provides an introduction to the development of literacy in different eras of the West, from its inception among the Greeks to the teaching of it in North America during the past century. The third section treats the teaching of literacy in educational institutions, primarily at the secondary and post-secondary levels. The final section discusses literacy outside the traditional classroom: the development of literacy among children and adults, the functions and uses of literacy in the workplace and elsewhere, and the identity and problems of those who have not mastered literacy skills.Punctuation is another convention that children begin to develop as they write. ... dialogue in her first-grade writing, but it was not until she was 7 years old that punctuation related to dialogue appeared in her stories: January, Grade 1 . ... We have never collected a childa#39;s letter that began with this traditional story starter.


Title:Perspectives on Literacy
Author: Eugene R. Kintgen, Barry M. Kroll, Mike Rose
Publisher:SIU Press - 1988
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