Literacy for a Changing World (A Fresh look at the basics)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:1/23/1991 - Routledge
The contributors to this book take a fresh look at the basic idea of literacy and propose new definitions to take us into the 21st century. They argue that teachers need a clear sense of the changing nature of literacy, of the differences between speech and writing, and of the characteristic patterns of discourse used in the school subjects they teach. Using examples from students' writing and textbooks, the contributors discuss the nature of language and its role in teaching.