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Description - Print Literacy Development by Victoria Purcell-Gates

Is literacy a social and cultural practice, or a set of cognitive skills to be learned and applied? Literacy researchers, who have differed sharply on this question, will welcome this book, which is the first to address the critical divide. The authors lucidly explain how we develop our abilities to read and write and offer a unified theory of literacy development that places cognitive development within a socio-cultural context of literacy practices.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674022546
ISBN-10: 0674022548
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Pages: 218
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Victoria Purcell-Gates

Victoria Purcell-Gates is Canada Research Chair in Early Childhood Literacy at the University of British Columbia. Erik Jacobson is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University. Sophie Degener is a Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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