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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(235mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Harvard University Press
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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 Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Sophie Degener is a research associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.