Literacy and Literacies

Literacy and Literacies

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The authors present a new account of literacy a its relation to power. They discuss the role of literacies in the formation of class, gender, a ethnic identity a challenge received assumptions about literacy, intellectual development a social progress.More significantly, the number of years of schooling used as diagnostic of literacy has steadily increased throughout this century. ... raised the criterion to the sixth grade; by 1960 the Office of Education was setting the eighth grade as a benchmark; and ... literacy has been specified in terms of years of education or specific test scores, //literacy has been everything else, and rarely studied in its own right.

Title:Literacy and Literacies
Author: James Collins, Richard K. Blot
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-05-08

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