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Literacy

An Introduction to the Ecology of Written Language

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Literacy by David Barton
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This introduction to the expanding field of literacy studies has been fully revised for the second edition. It explores recent developments and new research that has contributed to our understanding of literacy practices, reflecting on the interdisciplinary growth of the study of reading and writing over the past decade. An introductory textbook on the growing field of literacy studies, fully updated for the new edition Includes new sections detailing recent completed studies of literacy practices, and the use of new technologies Distinguishes between the competing definitions of literacy in contemporary society, and examines the language and learning theories which underpin new views of literacy Now features additional material on cross-cultural perspectives, US-based examples, and information detailing current educational policy.

Author Biography

David Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy and Director of the Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University. His publications include Beyond Communities of Practice (co-edited with Karin Tusting, 2005), Letter Writing as a Social Practice (co-edited with Nigel Hall, 2000), and Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community (with Mary Hamilton, 1998).
Release date NZ
December 14th, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Edition
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
264
Dimensions
156x230x14
ISBN-13
9781405111430
Product ID
2485355

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