Literacy in Theory and Practice
This book challenges conventional theories about literacy, and the practices which often arise from them. It attempts to provide a new perspective through which the variety of literacy practices across different cultures can be viewed and from which the practical issues that arise in specific literacy campaigns and programmes can be approached. Dr Street first examines the explicit theories developed about literacy within different academic disciplines, on the premise that these underlie statements about literacy within development campaigns and in everyday usage. He analyses in detail arguments about the 'technical' and 'neutral' nature of literacy and its supposed 'cognitive' consequences in the work of some psychologists, linguists and social anthropologists. He claims that these amount to a coherent but flawed model that he terms the 'autonomous' model of literacy. Against this he poses an 'ideological' model, one which pays greater attention to the social structure. He attempts to bring together recent shifts in this direction in writings on literacy and to construct a coherent model for further work.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Literacy in Theory and Practice (Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate Culture)User Review - Kyle - Goodreads
I admit this book got better near the end, particularly the decade's worth of ethnographic field work in North East Iran, but getting there seemed like a lot of literary trashtalk only to reveal so ... Read full review
The Autonomous Model I Literacy and Rationality
The Autonomous Model II Goody
Literacy and Linguistics
The Ideological Model
Other editions - View all
JSTOR: Literacy in Theory and Practice
Literacy in Theory and Practice by Brian Street. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. 239 pp. Brian Street's analysis of literacy theory and ...
Literacy in Theory and Practice - Cambridge University Press
Literacy in Theory and Practice. Google Book Search. Search this book ... Literacy in Theory and Practice. Series: Cambridge Studies in Oral and Literate ...
www.cambridge.org/ catalogue/ catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521289610
anthrosource | American Anthropologist - 88(4):1023 - Citation
Literacy in Theory and Practice . Brian V. Street . Review by Ronald Kephart · rightslink Logo Reprints & Permissions, |, Full-Text on JSTOR ...
www.anthrosource.net/ doi/ abs/ 10.1525/ aa.1986.88.4.02a00800
Linguistics and Education : Literacy and Development: Ethnographic ...
Literacy in theory and practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Street, B. (1993). Culture is a verb. In D. Graddol, L. Thompson, & M. Byram (Eds.), ...
linkinghub.elsevier.com/ retrieve/ pii/ S0898589803000135
RESPONSES Challenges to NLS Response to "What's 'new' in New ...
Literacy in theory and practice. New York: Cambridge University Press. Street, B. (2003). What’s “new” in New Literacy Studies? ...
www.tc.columbia.edu/ cice/ Archives/ 5.2/ 52kim.pdf
ACADEMIC LITERACIES IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
Street, B.: 1984, Literacy in Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press,. Cambridge. Street, B.: 1996, ‘Academic literacies’, in D. Baker, C. Fox, ...
www.springerlink.com/ index/ h2k0872302p24033.pdf
Is Literacy Over-Rated?
... of Literacy London: Harvard University Press. Street, Brian V (1984): Literacy in Theory and Practice Cambridge: The Cambridge University Press. April 1997.
www.aber.ac.uk/ media/ Students/ eih9601.html
Street, B. (1984) Literacy in Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Street, B. (1998) New literacies in theory and practice: what are ...
www.aare.edu.au/ 00pap/ sny00144.htm
Why Research Multliple Literacy practices
Street,B 1984 Literacy in Theory and Practice, CUP: Cambridge. Street,B (ed.) 1993 Cross-Cultural Approaches to Literacy Cambridge: CUP ...
www.balid.org.uk/ pdfs/ Why_Research_Multliple_Literacy_practices.pdf
Center for World Languages: Heritage Language Literacy: Theory and ...
Street, Brian V. Literacy in Theory and Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. –––. ed. Cross-Cultural Approaches to Literacy. ...
www.international.ucla.edu/ languages/ article.asp?parentid=16607