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Explorations of Educational Purpose

21st Century Literacy

If We Are Scripted, Are We Literate?

Authors: Schmidt, Renita, Thomas, Paul Lee

  • Discusses literacy holistically and within the context of literacy instruction throughout the twentieth century
  • Offers the reader a comprehensive research base that is strongly tied to the practical needs and experiences of classroom teachers
  • Places the discussion of literacy within the current mandates of NCLB
  • Offers practical approaches to addressing both best practice and political mandates
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This book offers a call to all who are involved with literacy education. It explores the prescriptions that hinder authentic and effective approaches to literacy instruction. The scripts identified here include the Bureaucratic Script, the Corporate Script, the Student Script, the Parent and Public Script, and the Administrative Script. The authors bring their classroom teaching experiences (over thirty years combined) along with their research base to a discussion of literacy spanning elementary through high school. The discussion offers the reader practical and research-based lenses for identifying and overcoming the barriers to best practice while avoiding the inherent pitfalls found too often in our schools. The implied answer to the subtitle is a definitive "No," but the text goes beyond criticizing the current state of the field and seeks to empower both teachers and students seeking literacy growth beyond the scripts that plague twenty-first century commitments to accountability and testing.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schmidt, Renita (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Standards, Standards Everywhere and Not a Spot to Think

    Thomas, P. L.

    Pages 13-39

  • Rubrics, Scoring Guides, and Testing, Testing, Testing

    Schmidt, Renita

    Pages 41-59

  • Marketing Child Readers: Ranking and Sorting

    Schmidt, Renita

    Pages 63-81

  • English as a Scripted Language

    Thomas, P. L.

    Pages 83-95

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8980-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8042-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
21st Century Literacy
Book Subtitle
If We Are Scripted, Are We Literate?
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8981-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8981-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8980-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8042-4
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 245
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