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Local Literacies

Reading and Writing in One Community

By David Barton, Mary Hamilton

Routledge – 2004 – 320 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-17150-2
    March 26th 1998
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-17149-6
    March 26th 1998
    Out-of-print

Description

Local Literacies is a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Britain, the authors analyze how they use literacy in their day-to-day lives.

This exploration provides a description of literacy at one point in time, and also reveals the nature and significance of communication to people, households and communities.

Local Literacies, the first in-depth study of literacy, includes:

* appendices of raw data

* notes for teachers and students on how to use the book

* guidance for carrying out individual research

Local Literacies is both a theoretical work, and a practical book. It provides stimulating and informative reading for anyone interested in the nature of literacy today, particularly students, teachers and researchers.

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Description: By David Barton, Mary Hamilton. Local Literacies is a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Britain, the authors analyze how they use literacy in their day-to-day lives.This exploration provides a...
Categories: English & Literacy/Language Arts, Language & Linguistics, Language and Education