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Family Literacy: Young Children Learning to Read and Write

Family Literacy: Young Children Learning to Read and Write

by Denny Taylor, Yetta M. Goodman


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In her attempt to find out more about literacy activities within the family context, Denny Taylor spent three years doing field work with six families. At the time of the study, each of the families contained a child who was considered by his or her parents to be successfully learning to read and write. This study attempts to develop systematic ways of looking at reading and writing as activities which have consequences in, and are affected by, family life.

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ISBN-13: 9780325000749
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 12/23/1998
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Denny Taylor has received international recognition for her research and writing. Her awards include the Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize from the Modern Language Association, the Elva Knight Award from the International Reading Association, and the Richard A. Meade Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Her field research is the basis of all her books, including Many Families, Many Literacies: An International Declaration of Principles (Heinemann, 1997) and Toxic Literacies: Exposing the Injustice of Bureaucratic Texts (Heinemann, 1996).

Table of Contents

1. The Families

Family Literacy: Conversation and Change in the Transmission of Literacy Styles and Values

Family Literacy and the Social Organization of Everyday Life

Family Literacy and the Children's Emerging Awareness of Written Language

Family Literacy in a Cultural Context

Family Literacy and Learning in School

Fieldwork Approaches to the Study of Literacy and the Family

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