Language, Literacy, and Learning in Educational Practice: A Reader

Front Cover
Barry Stierer, Janet Maybin
Multilingual Matters, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 319 pages
0 Reviews
"Language and literacy are highly contested areas of the curriculum. Questions of what should be taught, how it should be taught, and who should control such decisions, are increasingly subjected to public scrutiny, debate and challenge in a manner which is often more reflection of competing social and political values than of theory and research evidence." "In recent years there has been a rapid development of new conceptual frameworks for understanding language literacy and learning, from such diverse fields as anthropology, cultural studies, social psychology, and critical linguistics. The papers in this collection have been chosen because they will help readers to consider ways in which these new developments in theory and research may be applied to everyday practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

The Emergence of Literacy
15
The Limits of a Discourse
30
Extracts from Thought and Language and Mind in Society
45
From Communicating to Talking
59
What Does It Mean To Be Bilingual?
74
NeoVygotskian Theory and Classroom Education
92
THE DISCOURSE OF READING PEDAGOGY
111
Simply Doing their Job? The Politics of Reading Standards
128
Distinctive Features of PupilPupil Classroom Talk and Their
157
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information