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TitleEncyclopedia of Language and Education [electronic resource] : Literacy / edited by Viv Edwards, David Corson
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1997
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Descript XVIII, 265 p. 1 illus. online resource


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 eight volumes, Literacy also stands on its own, drawing 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 organised 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 eleven different countries but also in the emphasis throughout on the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy


Section 1: Focus on Reading -- 1. The Reading Process -- 2. The Teaching of Reading -- 3. Reading Skills: Emergent Literacy -- 4. Metalinguistic Skills in Reading Development -- 5. The Development of Literacy Difficulties -- 6. Reading in Multilingual Classrooms -- Section 2: Focus on Writing -- 7. Writing Systems and Orthographies -- 8. The Development of Young Children as Authors -- 9. The Teaching of Writing -- 10. The Development of Spelling and Punctuation -- 11. Handwriting Skills -- 12. Writing in Multilingual Classrooms -- Section 3: Focus on the Social Context of Literacy -- 13. The Social Psychology of Reading -- 14. Functional Literacy -- 15. Social Literacies -- 16. Critical Approaches to Literacy -- 17. Family Literacy -- 18. Adult Literacy -- 19. Sustaining Local Literacies -- 20. IT and Literacy -- Section 4: Focus on Selected Regions -- 21. Literacy Teaching in France -- 22. Literacy Teaching in India -- 23. Literacy Teaching in the Low Countries -- 24. Female Literacy and Life Chances in Rural Nigeria -- 25. Literacy Teaching in Norway -- Name Index -- Tables of Contents other Volumes

Linguistics Science Philology Sociolinguistics International education Comparative education Social sciences Linguistics Language and Literature Linguistics general Science general International and Comparative Education Sociolinguistics Social Sciences general


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