Portraits of Literacy Across Families, Communities, and Schools

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"Designed to stimulate debate and critical thinking and to draw readers' attention to the ideological nature of literacy education across a broad range of literacy contexts, this book crosses traditional boundaries between the study of family, community, and school literacies to offer a unique global perspective on multiple literacies, from theory to case studies of various settings." Portraits of Literacy Across Families, Communities, and Schools: Intersections and Tensions is particularly relevant for scholars and students in the area of literacy, broadly speaking, including family literacy, community literacy, adult literacy, critical language studies, multiliteracies, youth literacy, English as a second language, language and social policy, and global literacy. Additionally, the inclusion of studies derived from a variety of research methods and designs makes this a useful text in research methodology courses that aim to present and analyze real-life examples of literacy research designs and methods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805848595
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/24/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Portraits of literacy across families, communities, and schools : an introduction 1
2 Guiding lights : siblings as literacy teachers in a multilingual community 21
3 Literacy diversity : understanding and responding to the textual tapestries of home, school, and community 41
4 Working and learning with families, communities, and schools : a critical case study 63
Snapshot 1 A single mother's journey of rediscovery 87
5 Family literacy : listen to what the families have to say 91
Snapshot 2 Voices from the field : practitioner perspectives on issues in family literacy 109
6 "Down, up, and round" : setting children up as readers and writers in South African classrooms 117
7 The chameleon character of multilingual literacy portraits : re-searching in "heritage" language places and spaces 141
8 Multiple literacies : an alternative or beyond Freire 171
9 The portrayal of self in children's drawings of home, school, and community literacies 185
10 Things thicker than words : portraits of youth multiple literacies in an alternative secondary program 205
Snapshot 3 A small piece of the truth 221
11 A portrait of literacy from the youth millennium project 225
12 To "know papers" : aboriginal perspectives on literacy 243
13 The rainbow/holistic approach to aboriginal literacy 265
14 Creating change in literacy programs : taking account of violence 277
15 The people write back : community literacy practices and the visibility of the ordinary writer 301
16 "First we must dream, nothing is harder" : toward a discourse on literacy across the life span 321
17 Thinking globally about English and new literacies : multilingual socialization at work 341
18 Connecting the local and the global : a pedagogy of not-literacy 363
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