Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 320 pages
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Local Literacies is a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Britain, the authors analyze how they use literacy in their day-to-day lives.
This exploration provides a description of literacy at one point in time, and also reveals the nature and significance of communication to people, households and communities.
Local Literacies, the first in-depth study of literacy, includes:
* appendices of raw data
* notes for teachers and students on how to use the book
* guidance for carrying out individual research
Local Literacies is both a theoretical work, and a practical book. It provides stimulating and informative reading for anyone interested in the nature of literacy today, particularly students, teachers and researchers.

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A well constructed study of literacy as a social construct. Easy to read and well written Read full review

About the author (2002)

David Barton has been a Research Associate at Stanford University and a Visiting Scholar at OISE, Toronto. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Lancaster University.

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