1st Edition

Playing With Time
Mothers And The Meaning Of Literacy

ISBN 9781857288919
Published December 1, 1998 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

With a background of a reported decline in literacy standards, the author investigates the relationship between gender and literacy, revealing how families, and women in particular, feel pressurized to be responsible for their children's literacy.


'Jane Mace has a lateral cast of thought and an infectious warmth towards her research subjects...If Mace now turned to the frighteningly slipping literacy standards amongst boys, then I suspect she would produce some very interesting answers.' - Sarah Johnson, writer about children and a regular reviewer of children's books for The Times