Literacy and Motivation
Reading Engagement in Individuals and Groups
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Literacy and Motivation by Ludo Verhoeven
Book DescriptionThe central question in this volume is how to create a society of "engaged readers" in today's world, where reading is increasingly overruled by other media, such as television and personal computers. Engaged readers, as the term is used in this book, means readers who are socially interactive, strategic, and motivated. This state-of-the-art review contains research on integrating cognitive, social, and motivational aspects of reading and reading instruction, the chapter authors argue that coming to grips with the notion of engagement in literacy requires redefining literacy itself to acknowledge the degree to which it is not only a cognitive accomplishment, but a social activity and an affective commitment as well. Promoting literacy acquisition thus requires interventions that address attitudes and beliefs as much as those that assure cognitive changes in learners. Equally important, the authors posit that literacy engagement involves the integration of cognitive strategies and motivational goals during literate activities. This necessary link between literacy and motivation is addressed from a variety of perspectives. Acknowledging the value of cross-national and cross-cultural comparisons, the book features chapters on the promotion of literacy in different regions around the world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805831948
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ludo Verhoeven
Interactive Literacy Education, Paperback (October 2007)
Combines the research and theory related to technology-based instructional design for children's literacy development. This book shows how technology can be used to build literacy learning environments that are compatible with students' cognitive and social processes.
Basic Processes in Early Second Language Reading, Paperback (October 2000)
A discussion of basic processes in early second language reading. It addresses: the development of second language reading in primary children - issues and trends; the roles of phonological and syntactic awareness in the use of plural morphemes among children in French immersion; and more.
Literacy Development in a Multilingual Context, Paperback (October 1998)» View all books by Ludo Verhoeven
This volume explores the use of literacy outside the mainstream in different contexts throughout the world. Divided into parts, it presents an anthropological perspective, a psychological perspective and an educational perspective.
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