Functional Literacy

Theoretical issues and educational implications

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The purpose of the volume is to open up new perspectives in the study of literacy by bringing together current research findings from linguistics, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The book divides into five parts. The first part deals with theoretical questions related to the definition and the modeling of the construct of functional literacy. The second part goes into the notion of literacy development. Both societal and individual aspects of literacy development are taken into account. In the next two parts the actual achievement of literacy in various regions of the world is dealt with. In part 3 the focus is on attaining literacy in developing societies, and in part 4 on attaining literacy in industrialized societies. In the final part the question is raised how functional literacy can be promoted through education. Starting from a cross-cultural perspective the central issue is how standards of functional literacy can be established throughout the world.
[Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 1]  1994.  viii, 493 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
vii
Introduction
1
Modeling and promoting functional literacy
Ludo Verhoeven
3
Part 1: The construct of functional literacy
35
Literacy, myths and legacies: lessons from the history of literacy
Harvey J. Graff
37
The construct of oral and written language
Claire Blanche-Benveniste
61
Text processing and its relevance for literacy
Leo Noordman
75
Cross-cultural perspectives on literacy
Brian Street
95
Functional literacy in a changing world
Kenneth Levine
113
Part 2: Literacy and development
133
Literacy and the making of the Western mind
David R. Olson
135
The cognitive psychology of literacy: some basic findings
Paul Bertelson
151
Socio-cultural determinants of literacy development
Paul Leseman
163
The social impact of literacy
David Barton
185
Linguistic diversity and literacy development
Ludo Verhoeven
199
Part 3: Attaining literacy in developing societies
221
Problems and pseudo-problems in literacy development: focus on Latin America
Emilia Ferreiro
223
Continua of biliteracy: Quechua and empowerment in Peru
Nancy H. Hornberger
237
Literacy education and gender: the case of Honduras
Monique van der Westen
257
Literacy and development in South-East Asia
Chander J. Daswani
279
Literacy and development in Africa: the case of Tanzania
Josephine Yambi
291
Part 4: Attaining literacy in industrialized societies
303
Writing systems and literacy: the alphabetic myth revisited
Florian Coulmas
305
Assesment of adult literacy difficulties
Cees Doets
321
Emergent literacy and education
Clotilde Pontecorvo
333
Towards a taxonomy of early literacy difficulties
Aryan van der Leij
349
Dialogue systems and interactive literacy instruction
Don Bouwhuis
371
Part 5: Promoting functional standards of literacy
387
A comparative perspective on functional literacy levels
William Loxley
389
Towards a socio-cultural model of literacy education
Leo Dubbeldam
405
The question of functionality in literacy: a systemic approach
Jennifer Hammond
425
Literacy for work programs
Jan Ooijens
445
Literacy in a global perspective: the year 2000 and beyond
Daniel Wagner
473
Subject index
485
List of contributors
491
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  93044755