Literacy: Major Themes in Education, Volume 4

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David Wray
Taylor & Francis, 2004 - Education - 440 pages
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This four-volume collection covers the major debates about exactly what it means to be literate and how literacy can best be taught. Rather than centering on the emotional reaction of mass media debates, this set focuses on research findings into processes and pedagogy.
 

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Contents

homeschool links through
7
what stance should we take?
27
exploring literacy and learning
49
exploring the potential
64
observations from the ElectroText project
78
Reviewing the research on hypermediabased learning
90
changing the focus of literacy and literacy
118
envisionments for literacy
130
making technology work
204
a theoretical basis for the use
216
A preliminary study of the effect of computerassisted practice
230
internalizing
239
the effects on young childrens
257
a metaanalysis
269
a critical
297
insights from studies
357

a young childs
143
Talking books and reading
165
An exploratory study into the use of CDROM storybooks
175
effects
376
the computers influence on
402
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DAVID WRAY taught in British elementary schools for ten years. He is now the Professor of Literacy Education at the Institute of Education of the University of Warwick, England. He is a past president of the United Kingdom Reading Association and editor of its journal, Reading. He has written or edited more than twenty books on aspects of literacy and language development, and has contributed to a wide range of journals, including The Reading Teacher and The Journal of Reading Education. He is also a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. His current research is concerned with elementary children's reading and writing of nonfiction texts.

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