Literacy in American Lives
By (author) Deborah Brandt
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Literacy in American Lives by Deborah Brandt
Book DescriptionThis book traces the changing conditions of literacy learning over the past century as they were felt in the lives of Americans born between 1895 and 1985. The book demonstrates what sharply rising standards for literacy have meant to successive generations of Americans and how they have responded to rapid changes in the meaning and methods of literacy learning in their society. Drawing on more than 80 life histories of Americans from all walks of life, the book addresses critical questions facing public education at the twenty-first century: What role does economic change play in creating inequality in access and reward for literacy? What is the human impact of the economy's growing reliance on the literacy skills of workers? This book gets beyond the usual laments about the crisis in literacy to offer an often surprising look into the ways that literacy is lived in America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521783156
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Deborah Brandt has dedicated her career to the state of reading and writing in the United States, and her research on literacy and learning is well known and widely studied. This book, sponsored by the Grawemeyer Foundation, showcases her biggest ideas and contributions to the field, and includes a new introduction by Dr.
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This book addresses critical questions facing public education at the twenty-first century.
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