The Resource Literacy across languages and cultures, edited by Bernardo M. Ferdman, Rose-Marie Weber, Arnulfo G. Ramírez

Literacy across languages and cultures, edited by Bernardo M. Ferdman, Rose-Marie Weber, Arnulfo G. Ramírez

Label
Literacy across languages and cultures
Title
Literacy across languages and cultures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernardo M. Ferdman, Rose-Marie Weber, Arnulfo G. Ramírez
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the linkage between literacy and linguistic diversity, embedding them in their social and cultural contexts. It illustrates that a more complete understanding of literacy among diverse populations and in multicultural societies requires attention to issues of literacy per se as well as to improving an educational process that has relevance beyond members of majority cultures and linguistic groups. The focus of the book is on the social and cultural contexts in which literacy develops and is enacted, with an emphasis on the North American situation. Educators and researchers are discovering that cognitive approaches, while very valuable, are insufficient by themselves to answer important questions about literacy in heterogeneous societies. By considering the implications of family, school, culture, society, and nation for literary processes, the book answers the following questions. In a multi-ethnic context, what does it mean to be literate? What are the processes involved in becoming and being literate in a second language? In what ways is literacy in a second language similar and in what ways is it different from mother-tongue literacy? What factors must be understood to better describe and facilitate literacy acquisition among members of ethnic and linguistic minorities? What are some current approaches that are being used to accomplish this? These are vital questions for researchers and educators in a world that has a large number of immigrants, a variety of multi-ethnic and multi-lingual societies, and an increasing degree of multinational activity. Beyond addressing applied concerns, attending to these questions can provide new insights into basic aspects of literacy
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Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC149
LC item number
.L4955 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ferdman, Bernardo M
  • Weber, Rose-Marie
  • Ramirez, Arnulfo G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literacy
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociolingüística
  • Alphabétisation
  • Sociolinguistique
  • Literacy
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Alphabetisierung
  • Sprachliche Minderheit
  • Kulturvergleich
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
Literacy across languages and cultures, edited by Bernardo M. Ferdman, Rose-Marie Weber, Arnulfo G. Ramírez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literacy across languages and cultures / Bernardo M. Ferdman and Rose-Marie Weber -- Practice-engagement theory : a sociocultural approach to literacy across languages and cultures / Stephen Reder -- Literacy acquisition among second-language learners / Arnulfo G. Ramírez -- Continua of biliteracy / Nancy H. Hornberger -- Sociocultural change through literacy : toward the empowerment of families / Concha Delgado-Gaitan -- "Not joined in :" the social context of English literacy development for Hispanic youth / Virginia Vogel Zanger -- Literacy in the loophole of retreat : Harriet Jacobs's nineteenth-century narrative / Barbara McCaskill -- Literacy and social power / Joanne Devine -- Value and subjectivity in literacy practice / Mark Zuss -- Language and literacy in Quebec : exploring the issues / Alison d'Anglejan -- From coercive to collaborative relations of power in the teaching of literacy / Jim Cummins
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780791418154
Lccn
93000750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27768893
  • (OCoLC)ocm27768893
Label
Literacy across languages and cultures, edited by Bernardo M. Ferdman, Rose-Marie Weber, Arnulfo G. Ramírez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Literacy across languages and cultures / Bernardo M. Ferdman and Rose-Marie Weber -- Practice-engagement theory : a sociocultural approach to literacy across languages and cultures / Stephen Reder -- Literacy acquisition among second-language learners / Arnulfo G. Ramírez -- Continua of biliteracy / Nancy H. Hornberger -- Sociocultural change through literacy : toward the empowerment of families / Concha Delgado-Gaitan -- "Not joined in :" the social context of English literacy development for Hispanic youth / Virginia Vogel Zanger -- Literacy in the loophole of retreat : Harriet Jacobs's nineteenth-century narrative / Barbara McCaskill -- Literacy and social power / Joanne Devine -- Value and subjectivity in literacy practice / Mark Zuss -- Language and literacy in Quebec : exploring the issues / Alison d'Anglejan -- From coercive to collaborative relations of power in the teaching of literacy / Jim Cummins
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780791418154
Lccn
93000750
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27768893
  • (OCoLC)ocm27768893

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