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Literacy in theory and practice

Author: Brian V Street
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984.
Series: Cambridge studies in oral and literate culture, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book challenges conventional theories about literacy, and the practices which often arise from them. It attempts to provide a new perspective through which the variety of literacy practices across different cultures can be viewed and from which the practical issues that arise in specific litera.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Estudio de casos
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian V Street
ISBN: 0521247853 9780521247856 0521289610 9780521289610
OCLC Number: 10145901
Description: xi, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Prolegomenon; Introduction; Part I. Literacy In Theory: 1. The 'autonomous' model: I. literacy and rationality; 2. The 'autonomous' model: II. goody; 3. Literacy and linguistics; 4. The 'ideological model; Part II. Literacy In Theory And Practice: 5. 'Maktab' literacy; 6. 'Commercial' literacy; Part III. Literacy In Practice: 7. Unesco and radical literacy campaigns; 8. Adult literacy campaigns in the UK and the USA; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in oral and literate culture, 9.
Responsibility: Brian V. Street.

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