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- Springer 2006; US$ 59.95
Aims to further understanding of why some pupils have low achievement in numeracy in the school context. This book examines this by a relatively original view that focuses on numeracy as a social practice. It is useful for policy, practice and further research into the teaching and learning of mathematics in schools. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 52.95
Literacy and Development is a collection of case studies of literacy projects around the world. The contributors present their in-depth studies of everyday uses and meanings of literacy and of the literacy programmes that have been developed to enhance them. Arguing that ethnographic research can and should inform literacy policy in developing countries,... more...
- Channel View Publications 2012; US$ 25.00
In this volume a range of authors from different international contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English, hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has to be expanded to take account of diverse contexts of use for a variety of purposes. It also discusses the popular belief that language and literacy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Latin American Literacy and Numeracy Studies (LAL N S) are fairly unknown in other parts of the world. This book charts new directions in LAL N S and explores the relationship between these studies and international perspectives. Calling upon social practice approaches, New Literacy Studies, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and other paradigms,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95
Cultural Encounters examines how 'otherness' has been constituted, communicated and transformed in cultural representation. Covering a diverse range of media including film, TV, advertisements, video, photographs, painting, novels, poetry, newspapers and material objects, the contributors, who include Ludmilla Jordanova and Ivan Karp, explore the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00
This volume aims to raise awareness of the underlying complexities concerning student writing in the universities. The authors address a series of theoretical as well as practical questions regarding the literacies required of students in Higher Education, from the perspective of both students themselves and of their tutors. The research described... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00
This book details the findings of a research project investigating the social uses of literacy in a range of contexts in South Africa. This approach treats literacy not simply as a set of technical skills learnt in formal education, but as social practices embedded in specific contexts, discourses and positions. What this means is made clear through... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95
Anthropology seeks to understand the roots of our common humanity, the diversity of cultures and world-views, and the organisation of social relations and practices. As a method of inquiry it embraces an enormous range of topics, and as a discipline it covers a multitude of fields and themes, as shown in this selection of original writings. As an... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 29.95
Dissecting the Hack is one heck of a ride! Hackers, IT professional, and Infosec aficionados (as well as everyday people interested in security) will find a gripping story that takes the reader on a global trip through the world of computer security exploits. One-half thriller, one-half reference, each provides context for the other. Together they... more...