This is the second volume of the Encyclopedia of Language and Education (8 vols). It draws on some 25 state-of-the-art reviews of current concerns in the study of literacy prepared by an international group of leading writers and researchers. It emphasizes the impact of globalization on our understanding of literacy. The approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on insights from fields as diverse as anthropology and computer science, sociolinguistics and psychology.
Table of ContentsFocus on Reading. 1. The Reading Process; K.S. Goodman. 2. The Teaching of Reading; G.B. Thompson. 3. Reading Skills: Emergent Literacy; B. Raban. 4. Metalinguistic Skills in Reading Development: W.E. Tunmer. 5. The Development of Literacy Difficulties; M.M. Clay. 6. Reading in Multilingual Classrooms; V. Edwards. Focus on Writing. 7. Writing Systems and Orthographies; B. Burnaby. 8. The Development of Young Children as Authors; N. Hall. 9. The Teaching of Writing; G.M. Owocki, Y.M. Goodman. 10. Spelling and Punctuation; S. Wilde. 11. Handwriting; S. Walker. 12. Writing in Multilingual Classrooms; V. Edwards. Focus on the Social Context of Literacy. 13. The Social Psychology of Reading; J. Edwards. 14. Functional Literacy; L. Verhoeven. 15. Social Literacies; B. Street. 16. Critical Approaches to Literacy; A. Luke. 17. Family Literacy; E. Roberts Auerbach. 18. Adult Literacy; A. Rogers. 19. Sustaining Local Literacies; R.K. Agnihotri. 20. IT and Literacy; C. Abbott. Focus on Selected Regions. 21. Literacy Teaching in France; D. Béchennec, L. Sprenger- Charolles. 22. Literacy Teaching in India; R.K. Agnihotri. 23. Literacy Teaching in the Low Countries; P. Reitsma. 24. Female Literacy and Life Chances in Rural Nigeria; B. Egbo.25. Literacy Teaching in Norway; B. Hagtvet, S.-A.H. Lyster.