Major Themes in Education

Edited by David Wray

Introduction by David Wray

© 2005 – Routledge

1,984 pages

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Hardback: 9780415277082
pub: 2004-07-22
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About the Book

There can be few areas of education which have been more controversial than the teaching of literacy. In an increasingly information-dense society, the ability to make sense of and to produce text is crucial to success, and literacy has understandably assumed the burden of the benchmark of 'educatedness'.

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.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Literacy - Its Nature and its Teaching Volume 2: Reading - Processes and Teaching Volume 3: Writing - Processes and Teaching Volume 4: New Literacies - The Impact of Technologies

About the Series

Major Themes in Education

The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Reference
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics