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Routledge Library Editions: Literacy


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Reissuing works originally published between 1937 and 2005, this collection of books on various aspects of learning to read and write is a superb resource for those teaching or those studying education. Some titles look at literacy in a multilingual environment and offer advice and techniques for the world of EFL while others consider the nature of childhood learning strategies and others look at policy in schools. Spanning the worlds of linguistics, psychology and education this set has something to offer for all classrooms.

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Cross-cultural Literacy: Ethnographies of Communication in Multiethnic Classrooms

Cross-cultural Literacy: Ethnographies of Communication in Multiethnic Classrooms

1st Edition

Steven F. Arvizu, Marietta Saravia-Shore
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1992. This book advocates and demonstrates the benefits of an anthropological approach that recognizes the centrality of culture in the educational process. This approach encompasses knowledge and understanding of other cultures’ patterns of interaction, values, institutions...

Adolescent Literacy: What Works and Why

Adolescent Literacy: What Works and Why

1st Edition

Judith Davidson, David Koppenhaver
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1988. Much has changed since then in schools. Mobile technologies, interactive whiteboards, digital texts, class websites, student-authored blogs, social networking and photo sharing sites found integrated into so many classrooms hadn’t even been imagined by most educators....

Reading Acquisition

Reading Acquisition

1st Edition

Philip B. Gough, Linnea C. Ehri, Rebecca Treiman
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1992. This book brings together the work of a number of distinguished international researchers engaged in basic research on beginning reading. Individual chapters address various processes and problems in learning to read - including how acquisition gets underway, the...

Deafness, Development and Literacy

Deafness, Development and Literacy

1st Edition

Alec Webster
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1986. Deafness is not just a deprivation of sound, but a barrier to normal social interaction and learning. There are likely to be children with some degree of hearing loss in every primary classroom, so it is important that teachers know how to help them. This book gives a...

Classroom Skills in English Teaching: A Self-appraisal Framework

Classroom Skills in English Teaching: A Self-appraisal Framework

1st Edition

Colin Peacock
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1990. This practical guide to the basic skills of teaching and class management will help both experience and beginning teachers to identify and evaluate their classroom skills. Suitable for teaching programmes at all levels, the book covers goal-setting, the directive,...

Early Reading and Writing: The Foundations of Literacy

Early Reading and Writing: The Foundations of Literacy

1st Edition

Ramin Minovi
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1976. This book is about the teaching of reading and writing in infant schools around Britain for all parents and teachers. It outlines some schemes, approaches, methods and developments but focuses on the pragmatic application. The acquisition and growth of literacy must be...

From Pictures to Letters: First Steps in the Teaching of Reading and Writing

From Pictures to Letters: First Steps in the Teaching of Reading and Writing

1st Edition

Ellen Walpole
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1937. This book is ‘an account of the special training necessary for the young boy or girl in letter-making and simple reading’. The book uses ‘Basic English’, the 850 words of which are included specifically for reference, as a suggested starting point for the teaching of...

Improving Reading: A Teacher's Guide to Peer-tutoring

Improving Reading: A Teacher's Guide to Peer-tutoring

1st Edition

Frank Merrett
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1994. Without sufficient skill in reading, secondary education is virtually impossible. Yet many pupils reach this point with reading skills far below those which would enable them to benefit from the texts put before them. This book gives teachers of 9 to 14 year olds a...

Learning to Read: Literate Behaviour and Orthographic Knowledge

Learning to Read: Literate Behaviour and Orthographic Knowledge

1st Edition

Hazel Francis
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1982. This book charts the reading progress of ten children through their first three years at school, concentrating particularly on their problems and the ways they coped with them. The author uses these case studies to analyse the children's understanding, experience of...

Literacy: Writing, Reading and Social Organisation

Literacy: Writing, Reading and Social Organisation

1st Edition

John Oxenham
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 1980. The skills of reading and writing have been proclaimed as universal human rights. This book explores why this should be so. In particular, it examines whether or not the possession of reading or writing skills has, or has not, influenced the values and organisation of...

Literacy and Schooling: Towards Renewal in Primary Education Policy

Literacy and Schooling: Towards Renewal in Primary Education Policy

1st Edition

Kathy Hall
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 2004. In this book Kathy Hall analyses recent educational reform in England relating to primary education and literacy. By taking account of themes such as globalisation, teacher education, children's learning and especially literacy, she develops a critique of government...

Literacy in Multimedia America: Integrating Media Education Across the Curriculum

Literacy in Multimedia America: Integrating Media Education Across the Curriculum

1st Edition

Ladislaus M Semali
May 29, 2019

Originally published in 2000. This book provides insights, practical suggestions and clear-cut strategies for integrating media across the K-12 curriculum. This contribution to teaching and curriculum design uses students' own media experiences or media vignettes from students' lives to enter...

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