Literacy

Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 2

Editors: Street, Brian, Hornberger, Nancy (Eds.)

  • Part of a series but this volume also stands on its own
  • Draws on some state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers
  • Features contributions from authors originating from nine different countries
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Literacy is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education, the first attempt to overview an area which has emerged as a coherent and exciting field of study in the last two decades. While forming part of a series of ten volumes, Literacy also stands on its own, drawing on some state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by leading writers and researchers. The book is organised in three main sections: Literacies and Social Theory, Literacies and Social Institutions and Living Literacies – Social and Cultural Experience. The approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on insights from fields as diverse as anthropology and computer science, sociolinguistics and psychology. The international flavour of the volume is reflected not only in the choice of contributors from nine different countries but also in the emphasis throughout on the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy.

About the authors

Brian V. Street is Professor of Language in Education in the School of Education at King's College, London University and Visiting Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. He undertook anthropological fieldwork in Iran during the 1970s, and has since worked in the USA, Britain, and S. Africa. Nancy H. Hornberger is Professor of Education and Director of Educational Linguistics at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literacy
Book Subtitle
Encyclopedia of Language and Education Volume 2
Editors
  • Brian Street
  • Nancy Hornberger
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-9200-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 390
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