Before Writing by Gunther Kress
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Before Writing
By Gunther Kress

Before Writing

Rethinking Paths to Literacy

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Before Writing by Gunther Kress

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Gunther Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice. Through close attention to the variety of objects which children constantly produce (drawings, cuttings-out, 'writings' and collages), Kress suggests a set of principles which reveal the underlying coherence of children's actions; actions which allow us to connect them with attempts to make meaning before they acquire language and writing. This book provides fundamental challenges to commonly held assumptions about both language and literacy, thought and action. It places these challenges within the context of speculation about the abilities and dispositions essential for children as young adults, and calls for the radical decentring of language in educational theory and practice.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415138055
ISBN-10: 0415138051
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Pages: 198
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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