Functional Literacy: Theoretical Issues and Educational Implications

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Ludo Th Verhoeven
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 493 pages
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The purpose of the volume is to open up new perspectives in the study of literacy by bringing together current research findings from linguistics, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The book divides into five parts. The first part deals with theoretical questions related to the definition and the modeling of the construct of functional literacy. The second part goes into the notion of literacy development. Both societal and individual aspects of literacy development are taken into account. In the next two parts the actual achievement of literacy in various regions of the world is dealt with. In part 3 the focus is on attaining literacy in developing societies, and in part 4 on attaining literacy in industrialized societies. In the final part the question is raised how functional literacy can be promoted through education. Starting from a cross-cultural perspective the central issue is how standards of functional literacy can be established throughout the world.
 

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Contents

Modeling and promoting functional literacy
3
The construct of functional literacy
35
lessons from the history of literacy
37
The construct of oral and written language
61
Text processing and its relevance for literacy
75
Crosscultural perspectives on literacy
95
Functional literacy in a changing world
113
Literacy and development
133
Literacy and development in SouthEast Asia
279
the case of Tanzania
291
Attaining literacy in industrialized societies
303
the alphabetic myth revisited
305
the Dutch case
321
Emergent literacy and education
333
Towards a taxonomy of early literacy difficulties
349
Dialogue systems and interactive literacy instruction
371

Literacy and the making of the Western mind
135
some basic findings
151
Sociocultural determinants of literacy development
163
The social impact of literacy
185
Linguistic diversity and literacy development
199
Attaining literacy in developing societies
221
Quechua literacy and empowerment in Peru
237
the case of Honduras
257
Promoting functional standards of literacy
387
Towards a sociocultural model of literacy education
405
a systematic approach
425
Literacy for work programs
445
the year 2000 and beyond
473
Subject index
485
List of contributors
491
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