Deborah Brandt, a recipient of the Grawemeyer Award, is one of the most influential figures in literacy and education. Brandt has dedicated her career to the status of reading and writing in the United States. Her literacy research is renowned and widely studied. Literacy and Learning is an important collection of Brandt s work that includes a combination of previously published essays, previously unpublished talks, and new work.
THE AUTHOR DEBORAH BRANDT is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a former visiting scholar at the U.S. Department of Education. Her first book, Literacy as Involvement, won the National Council of Teachers of English David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. Her most recent book, Literacy in American Lives, won the 2002 Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Language Association and the Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. She was the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in 2003.
Introduction: Writing at the Speed of Change. The Grawemeyer Award in Education: A Conversation with Deborah Brandt. 1. Sponsors of Literacy. 2. Literacy in American Lives: Living and Learning in a Sea of Change. 3. Accumulating Literacy: Writing and Learning to Write in the Twentieth Century. 4. Remembering Writing, Remembering Reading. 5. Writing for a Living: Literacy and the Knowledge Economy. 6. The Status of Writing. 7. How Writing Is Remaking Reading. Conclusion: An Excerpt from Literacy in American Lives. Index.