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Literacy and Learning Reflections on Writing, Reading, and Society

ISBN-10: 0470401346
ISBN-13: 9780470401347
Edition: 2009
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Description: Literacy and Learning is a collection of Deborah Brandt's work that focuses on changes in perspectives and perceptions about reading and writing. She describes how literacy skills have become bound up with economic competition and technological  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Literacy and Learning is a collection of Deborah Brandt's work that focuses on changes in perspectives and perceptions about reading and writing. She describes how literacy skills have become bound up with economic competition and technological change, how basic skills in one generation often prove inadequate for the next-and the tremendous pressure this puts on teachers, families, communities and, most of all, learners. She also introduces the concept of sponsors of literacy-agents, forces, and institutions that stimulate or support people's literacy strivings for their own economic or political or cultural advantage. This is a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of essays on changing definitions and expectations of literacy in recent years, reflecting the spirit of the sponsor, the Grawemeyer Award in Education-whose intent is to elevate issues in education to broader social awareness.Deborah Brandt has dedicated her career to the status of reading and writing in the United States. Her literacy research is well-known and widely studied. The cohesive volume will include an introduction from Dr. Brandt, as well as a previously unpublished, new essay, "The Status of Writing". This piece marks the progression of Dr. Brandt's interests, and includes a discussion on the various modes of communication available to students today. Other articles (tentatively) include: "Sponsors of Literacy", "Accumulating Literacy: Writing and Learning to Write in the Twentieth Century", and "Drafting U.S. Literacy".

Deborah Brandt is Professor Emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Introduction: Writing At The Speed Of Change
The Grawemeyer Award In Education: A Conversation With Deborah Brandt
Sponsors Of Literacy
Literacy In American Lives: Living And Learning In A Sea Of Change
Accumulating Literacy: Writing And Learning To Write In The Twentieth Century
Remembering Writing, Remembering Reading
Writing For A Living: Literacy And The Knowledge Economy
The Status Of Writing
How Writing Is Remaking Reading
Conclusion: An Excerpt From Literacy In American Lives
Appendix: Interview Script
Questions For Reflection
Index
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The Author

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