Literacy (Encyclopedia of Language and Education 2)

Literacy (Encyclopedia of Language and Education 2)

By: Nancy H. Hornberger (editor), Brian V. Street (editor)Paperback

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Literacy is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, the first attempt to overview an area which has emerged as a coherent and exciting field of study in the last two decades. While forming part of a series of ten volumes, Literacy also stands on its own, drawing on some state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers. The book is organised in three main sections: Literacies and Social Theory, Literacies and Social Institutions and Living Literacies - Social and Cultural Experience. 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 nine different countries but also in the emphasis throughout on the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy.

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Brian V. Street is Professor of Language in Education in the School of Education at King's College, London University and Visiting Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. He undertook anthropological fieldwork in Iran during the 1970s, and has since worked in the USA, Britain, and S. Africa. Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.


General Editor's Introduction Introduction to Volume 2: Literacy - Brian V. Street Contributors Reviewers Section 1: Literacies and Social Theory 1. New Literacies, New Times: Developments in Literacy Studies - Brian V. Street 2. Critical Race Theory - Arlette Ingram Willis 3. Language, Literacy and Knowledge Production in Africa - Kwesi Kwaa Prah 4. Literacy Myths - Harvey J. Graff and John Duffy 5. Literacy and Internet Technologies - Kevin M. Leander and Cynthia Lewis 6. BICS and CALP: Empirical and Theoretical Status of the Distinction - Jim Cummins 7. Reading: Attitudes, Interests, Practices - John Edwards 8. Gender and Literacy - Gemma Moss 9. Ciritical Literacy Education: On Living with "Innocent Language"- Peter Freebody 10. Biliteracy and Globalization - Viniti Vaish Section 2: Literacies and Social Institutions 11. Informal Learning and Literacy - Alan Rogers 12. Second Language Academic Literacies: Converging Understandings - Constant Leung 13. Family Literacy - Vivian Gadsden 14. Women, Literacy and Development: Overview - Anna Robinson-Pant 15. A Community Literacy Project: Nepal - Roshan Chitrakar and Bryan Maddox 16. Community Literacy Practices and Education: Australia - Trevor Cairney 17. Academic Literacies in Theory and Practice - Mary R. Lea 18. Literacies In and Out of School in the United States - Katherine Schulz and Glynda Hall 19. Literacies in the Classroom - David Bloome Section 3: Living Literacies - Social and Cultural Experience 20. Literacies and Ethnolinguistic Diversity: Chicago - Marcia Farr 21. Language Diversity and Indigenous Literacy in the Andes - Inge Sichra 22. Literacies in the Lives of Urban Youth - Jabari Mahiri 23. Literacies In and Out of School in South Africa - Pippa Stein 24. Literacies in Latin America - Judy Kalman 25. African American Literacies - Elaine Richardson 26. City Literacies - Eve Gregory Subject Index Name Index Tables of Contents: Volumes 1-10

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  • publication date: 16/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9789048192007
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9789048192007
  • weight: 1310
  • ISBN10: 9048192005

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