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Local Literacies

Reading and Writing in One Community



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Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community by David Barton
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' Local Literacies presents complex ideas, mixing debates from linguistics, social history and cultural studies; yet it is written with enviable clarity ...Anyone interested in literacy education needs to read this book.' - Jane Mace, South Bank University

Table of Contents

PART ONE 1. Understanding literacy as social practice 2. Locating literacies in time and space i)A history of literacy in Lancaster 3. Locating literacies in time and space ii) Lancaster today 4. Ethnography in practice PART TWO 5. How they've fared in education: Harry's literacy practices 6. Getting things done in the community: Shirley's literacy practices 7. Living a local life: June's literacy practices 8. Leisure and pleasure: Cliff's literacy practices PART THREE 9. Everyday literacies i)The range of practices 10. Everyday literacies ii) The patterning of practices 11. Home, learning and education 12. The web of literacies in local organisations 13. Becoming Expert: Literacy and Sense making 14. Vernacular literacies 15. Afterword Appendices Index
Release date NZ
March 26th, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
3 line figures, 13 b&w photographs
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