Literacy in American Lives
Literacy in American Lives traces the changing conditions of literacy learning over the past century as they were felt in the lives of ordinary Americans born between 1895 and 1985. The book demonstrates what sharply rising standards for literacy have meant to successive generations of Americans and how--as students, workers, parents, and citizens--they have responded to rapid changes in the meaning and methods of literacy learning in their society. Drawing on more than 80 life histories of Americans from all walks of life, the book addresses critical questions facing public education at the start of the twenty-first century.
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Review: Literacy in American LivesUser Review - Tracey - Goodreads
Quote from the book: [Literacy] "It favors the richer over the poorer, the freer over the jailed, the well connected over the newly arrived or left out." Literacy IS a civil rights issue. The literacy ... Read full review
Review: Literacy in American LivesUser Review - Adam Sprague - Goodreads
In the intro, Brandt outlines what she is going to do (in immense detail). Then in the conclusion, she outlines (again) what she already talked about (in immense detail). Between those sections we ... Read full review
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