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- Australian Council for Educational Research 2002; US$ 14.95
For some decades, world-wide, there have been national initiatives to improve literacy rates and standards. During the same period, concentrated research studies have been undertaken to find out how best to achieve the desired improvements. Two main thrusts in teaching and learning how to read and write have emerged, often in controversy. One... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95
Offering the wisdom that only experience and expertise in the field can bring, this book takes a critical look into the present and the future of literacy as envisioned by leading reading researchers. The lead author of each chapter, and in some cases more than one, of the authors, is a distinguished reading researcher elected by their peers into... more...
- World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 24.99
Large-scale efforts have been made since the 1990s to ensure that all children of the world go to school. But mere enrollment is not sufficient, students must become fluent in reading and calculation by the end of grade 2. Fluency is needed to process large amounts of text quickly and use the information for decisions that may ultimately reduce poverty.... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 46.00
In this book, the authors offer friendly guidance on how to work with adult learners to develop their literacy skills and practices. They challenge the negative view of adult literacy learners as social 'problems', often described in terms of their deficits. They promote an alternative view of people who have rich resources and skills in many... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 66.00
The purpose of the volume is to open up new perspectives in the study of literacy by bringing together current research findings from linguistics, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The book divides into five parts. The first part deals with theoretical questions related to the definition and the modeling of the construct of functional literacy.... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 54.00
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...
- Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2007; US$ 59.99
Sonja Gabbani-Hedmans detaillierte Analyse lebensgeschichtlicher Erzählungen von Japanern aus der Großstadt Nagoya bringt sehr vielfältige Zeitvorstellungen zum Vorschein, die die Universalität des linearen, abstrakt-homogenen Zeitbegriffs in Frage stellen. more...