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Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community

Local Literacies: Reading and Writing in One Community

ISBN 9780415171502
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Publisher Routledge
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Local Literacies is a unique study of everyday reading and writing. By concentrating on a selection of people in a particular community in Britain, the authors analyze how they use literacy in their day-to-day lives. This exploration provides a description of literacy at one point in time, and also reveals the nature and significance of communication to people, households and communities. Local Literacies, the first in-depth study of literacy, includes: * appendices of raw data * notes for teachers and students on how to use the book * guidance for carrying out individual research Local Literacies is both a theoretical work, and a practical book. It provides stimulating and informative reading for anyone interested in the nature of literacy today, particularly students, teachers and researchers.

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