Literacy and Education

1st Edition

James Paul Gee

Routledge
Published December 15, 2014
Reference - 148 Pages
ISBN 9781138826045 - CAT# Y172785
Series: Routledge Key Ideas in Education

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Summary

Literacy and Education tells the story of how literacy—starting in the early 1980s—came to be seen not as a mental phenomenon, but as a social and cultural one. In this accessible introductory volume, acclaimed scholar James Paul Gee shows readers how literacy "left the mind and wandered out into the world." He traces the ways a sociocultural view of literacy melded with a social view of the mind and speaks to learning in and out of school in new and powerful ways. Gee concludes by showing how the very idea of "literacy" has broadened into new literacies with words, signs, and deeds in contexts enhanced, augmented, and transformed by new technologies.

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