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Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development

Issues and Concepts

Understanding Difficulties in Literacy Development
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Based on current research, debates and concerns, this Reader adopts a cross disciplinary approach to understanding and working with those who experience difficulties with literacy. It provides a broad view of difficulties in literacy and related educational and curriculum learning issues across a range of ages, phases and settings.

The Reader first considers questions of literacy, before going on to look at literacy development in relation to:

" Issues and concepts in public reading debates

" Literacy curriculum policy contexts

" Community, family, society and individual identity

" Social justice and equity issues and learning disabilities

This Reader is relevant to all postgraduate students of Literacy, as well as educators, professionals and policy makers.

SAGE Publications; Read online