Why Reading Books Still Matters: The Power of Literature in Digital Times

1st Edition

Martha C. Pennington, Robert P. Waxler

Routledge
Published September 6, 2017
Reference - 246 Pages
ISBN 9781138629752 - CAT# Y320136

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Summary

Bringing together strands of public discourse about valuing personal achievement at the expense of social values and the impacts of global capitalism, mass media, and digital culture on the lives of children, this book challenges the potential of science and business to solve the world’s problems without a complementary emphasis on social values. The selection of literary works discussed illustrates the power of literature and human arts to instill such values and foster change. The book offers a valuable foundation for the field of literacy education by providing knowledge about the importance of language and literature that educators can use in their own teaching and advocacy work.

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