Growing Up Literate: Learning from Inner-City Families / Edition 1

Growing Up Literate: Learning from Inner-City Families / Edition 1

by Catheri Dorsey-Gaines, Denny Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0435084577

ISBN-13: 9780435084578

Pub. Date: 06/01/1988

Publisher: Heinemann

A couple years ago, Denny Taylor and Catherine Dorsey Gaines made the first of what were to be many visits to families living in the inner city of a major metropolitan area in the Northeast. Their aim: to study the familial contexts in which young Black children living in urban poverty are growing up literate. Through their focus on children who were

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Overview

A couple years ago, Denny Taylor and Catherine Dorsey Gaines made the first of what were to be many visits to families living in the inner city of a major metropolitan area in the Northeast. Their aim: to study the familial contexts in which young Black children living in urban poverty are growing up literate. Through their focus on children who were successfully learning to read and write despite extraordinary economic hardship, this multiracial team presents new images of the strengths of the family as educator and the ways in which the personal biographies and educative styles of families shape the literate experiences of children.

Through the stories of the Shay Avenue families, Taylor and Dorsey-Gaines reach several conclusions that some readers may find surprising.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780435084578
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
06/01/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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