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Literacy

  • Decolonizing Educationby Norah Barongo-Muweke

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 69.99

    Norah Barongo-Muweke aims to reconstruct a theory of citizenship education for the postcolonial South. She works towards fostering scientific construction and mainstreaming of postcoloniality as analytical category, dimension of gender, policy, sustainable learning and societal transformation. A consistent conceptual framework for theorising together... more...

  • Reading Fluencyby Asaid Khateb; Irit Bar-Kochva

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.00

    The book is dedicated to the blessed memory of Prof. Zvia Breznitz, whose groundbreaking research has made a tremendous impact on the understanding of fluency in reading. The book presents a multidimensional perspective of recent research and reviews on fluency in reading. The first part presents recent brain-imaging findings from studies into the... more...

  • Prelinguistic and Minimally Verbal Communicators on the Autism Spectrumby Deb Keen; Hedda Meadan; Nancy C. Brady; James W. Halle

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book draws on contemporary theory and recent findings to provide researchers, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students with essential resources, allowing them to better understand and support children, youth and adults with autism and significant communication impairments.  The book consists of 11 chapters organized into 3 sections... more...

  • Handbook of Orthography and Literacyby R. Malatesha Joshi; P. G. Aaron

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 120.95

    Until about two decades ago, the study of writing systems and their relationship to literacy acquisition was sparse and generally modeled after studies of English language learners. This situation is now changing. As the worldwide demand for literacy continues to grow, researchers from different countries with different language backgrounds have begun... more...

  • Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americasby Serafín M. Coronel-Molina; Teresa L. McCarty

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the Americas ? home to 40 to 50 million Indigenous people ? this book explores the history and current state of Indigenous language revitalization across this vast region. Complementary chapters on the USA and Canada, and Latin America and the Caribbean, offer a panoramic view while tracing nuanced trajectories of "top down" (official)... more...

  • The Paper Trailby Alexander Monro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    A sweeping, richly detailed history that tells the fascinating story of how paper?the simple Chinese invention of two thousand years ago?wrapped itself around our world, humankind?s most momentous ideas imprinted on its surface.             The emergence of paper in the imperial court of Han China brought about a revolution in the transmission of... more...

  • Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studiesby Loren B. Byrne

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    Learner-centered teaching is apedagogical approach that emphasizes the roles of students as participants inand drivers of their own learning. Learner-centered teaching activities gobeyond traditional lecturing by helping students construct their ownunderstanding of information, develop skills via hands-on engagement, andencourage personal reflection... more...

  • Literacy and Multimodality Across Global Sitesby Maureen Kendrick

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Over the past three decades, our conceptualizations of literacy and what it means to be literate have expanded to include recognition that there is a qualitative difference in how we communicate through modalities such as the visual, audio, spatial, and linguistic and that different modes are combined in complex ways to make meaning. The field of... more...

  • Teaching Literature to Adolescentsby Richard Beach; Deborah Appleman; Bob Fecho; Rob Simon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This popular textbook introduces prospective and practicing English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms. It underscores the value of providing students with a range of different critical approaches and tools for interpreting texts and the need to organize literature instruction around topics and... more...

  • Child Cultures, Schooling, and Literacyby Anne Haas Dyson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Through analysis of case studies of young children (ages 3 to 8 years), situated in different geographic, cultural, linguistic, political, and socioeconomic sites on six continents, this book examines the interplay of childhoods, schooling, and, literacies. Written language is situated within particular childhoods as they unfold in school. A key focus... more...