Eight papers provide perspectives drawn from Britain, Europe and the
US, which deal with issues such as the changing meanings and
applications of literacy in the 20th century; literature as cultural
heritage and its place in contemporary society; literature defined in
the social frame; and the quality of literacy teaching in relation to
social expectations. Essential reading for those teaching or training
to teach reading, language, literature and media, and related areas,
such as social and cultural studies.
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