1st Edition

Social Literacies Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education

By Brian V. Street Copyright 1995
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as social practices, and as its title suggests, it focuses on the social nature of reading and writing and the multiple character of literacy practices.


    Section 1: Literacy, Politics and Social Change
    1 Putting Literacies on the Political Agenda
    2 Literacy and Social Change: The Significance of Social Context in the Development of Literacy Programmes

    Section 2: The Ethnography of Literacy
    3. The Uses of Literacy and Anthropology in Iran
    4. Orality and Literacy as Ideological Constructions: Some Problems in Cross-cultural Studies

    Section 3. Literacy in Education
    5. The Schooling of Literacy
    6. The Implications of the New Literacy Studies for Pedagogy

    Section 4: Towards a Critical Framework
    7. A critical Look at Walter Ong and the `Great Divide'
    8. Literacy Practices and Literacy Myths



    Brian V. Street