Language and Literacy in Social Practice

Language and Literacy in Social Practice

Compiled for use in the Open University MA course E825.

Author: Open University

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853592153

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Compiled for use in the Open University MA course E825. The 15 articles sample the ideas over the past decade on the importance of social factors in language and literacy development. They include theoretical and ethnographic accounts, cross-cultural and historical perspectives, and explorations of the political aspects and the discourses within which language and literacy are discussed. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Social Science

Adult Literacy as Social Practice

Adult Literacy as Social Practice

With major policy initiatives coming into force, this is the essential guide for teachers and curriculum developers through this area, offering one-stop coverage of the key concepts without the need for finding materials from far-scattered ...

Author: Uta Papen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134260232

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 716

With a radically new perspective on reading, writing and mathematics for adults, this refreshing and challenging book shows how teachers and curriculum developers have much to gain from understanding the role of literacy in learners' lives, bringing in their families, social networks and jobs. Looking at the practicalities of how teachers and students can work with social practice in mind, Adult Literacy as Social Practice is particularly focused on: * how a social theory of literacy and numeracy compares with other theoretical perspectives * how to analyze reading and writing in everyday life using the concepts of social literacy as analytical tools, and what this tells us about learners' teaching needs * what is actually happening in adult basic education and how literacy is really being taught * professional development. With major policy initiatives coming into force, this is the essential guide for teachers and curriculum developers through this area, offering one-stop coverage of the key concepts without the need for finding materials from far-scattered sources.
Categories: Education

Literacy Practices

Literacy Practices

Literacy Practices will be of interest to students of applied linguistics, language education, cultural studies and adult education, as well as literary theorists and researchers, and anthropologists.

Author: Mike Baynham

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015034268162

Category: Literacy.

Page: 283

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It examines the social context of literacy, reviewing important theoretical sources and providing illustrative case studies, going on to review current linguistics perspectives on literacy, with illustrative texts. Mike Baynham also includes a critical review of ideas on reading and writing development from a social practice perspective, and concludes with a discussion of issues in researching literacy as social practice. Literacy Practices will be of interest to students of applied linguistics, language education, cultural studies and adult education, as well as literary theorists and researchers, and anthropologists.
Categories: Literacy.

Literacy Lives and Learning

Literacy  Lives and Learning

Demonstrating what it is like to be an adult learner in today’s world, this book focuses on language, literacy and numeracy learning.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136021503

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 630

Demonstrating what it is like to be an adult learner in today’s world, this book focuses on language, literacy and numeracy learning. The authors explore the complex relationship between learning and adults’ lives, following a wide range of individual students in various formal learning situations, from college environments to a young homeless project, and a drug support and aftercare centre. The study is rooted in a social practices approach and examines how people’s lives shape their learning. Themes addressed range from: how literacy is learned through participation and how barriers such as violence and ill-health impact on people’s lives. Based on a major research project and detailed, reflexive and collaborative methodology, the book describes a coherent strategy of communication and impact which will have a direct effect on policy and practice
Categories: Education

Talk Text and Technology

Talk  Text and Technology

Talk, Text and Technology is an ethnographic exploration of language, learning and literacy in remote Indigenous Australia. This unique work traces the historical transformation of one Indigenous group across four generations.

Author: Inge Kral

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847697615

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

View: 265

Talk, Text and Technology is an ethnographic exploration of language, learning and literacy in remote Indigenous Australia. This unique work traces the historical transformation of one Indigenous group across four generations. The manner in which each generation adopts, adapts and incorporates new innovations and technologies into social practice and cultural processes is illuminated - from first mission contact and the introduction of literacy in the 1930s to youth media practices today. This book examines social, cultural and linguistic practices and addresses the implications for language and literacy socialisation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Researching Language and Literacy in Social Context

Researching Language and Literacy in Social Context

This volume shows how experienced researchers have approached investigations of talk or reading and writing behaviour and what they have discovered about the social and cultural embeddedness of language and literacy practices.

Author: David Graddol

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853592218

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 790

This volume shows how experienced researchers have approached investigations of talk or reading and writing behaviour and what they have discovered about the social and cultural embeddedness of language and literacy practices.
Categories: Social Science

Letter Writing as a Social Practice

Letter Writing as a Social Practice

This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 1556192088

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 262

View: 107

This book explores the social significance of letter writing. Letter writing is one of the most pervasive literate activities in human societies, crossing formal and informal contexts. Letters are a common text type, appearing in a wide variety of forms in most domains of life. More broadly, the importance of letter writing can be seen in that the phenomenon has been widespread historically, being one of earliest forms of writing, and a wide range of contemporary genres have their roots in letters. The writing of a letter is embedded in a particular social situation, and like all other types of literacy objects and events, the activity gains its meaning and significance from being situated in cultural beliefs, values, and practices. This book brings together anthropologists, historians, educators and other social scientists, providing a range of case studies that explore aspects of the socially situated nature of letter writing.
Categories: Literary Collections

Social Literacies

Social Literacies

Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective.

Author: Brian V. Street

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317894414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 382

Social Literacies develops new and critical approaches to the understanding of literacy in an international perspective. It represents part of the current trend towards a broader consideration of literacy as social practices, and as its title suggests, it focuses on the social nature of reading and writing and the multiple character of literacy practices.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Literacy and Learning in Educational Practice

Language  Literacy  and Learning in Educational Practice

The papers in this collection have been chosen because they will help readers to consider ways in which these new developments in theory and research may be applied to everyday practice.

Author: Barry Stierer

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 185359217X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

View: 953

"Language and literacy are highly contested areas of the curriculum. Questions of what should be taught, how it should be taught, and who should control such decisions, are increasingly subjected to public scrutiny, debate and challenge in a manner which is often more reflection of competing social and political values than of theory and research evidence." "In recent years there has been a rapid development of new conceptual frameworks for understanding language literacy and learning, from such diverse fields as anthropology, cultural studies, social psychology, and critical linguistics. The papers in this collection have been chosen because they will help readers to consider ways in which these new developments in theory and research may be applied to everyday practice."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultural Practices of Literacy

Cultural Practices of Literacy

Author: Victoria Purcell-Gates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0805854916

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 605

This volume presents case studies of literacy practices as shaped by culture, language, community, and power. Covering a range of contexts and exploring a number of relevant dimensions in the evolving picture of literacy as situated, multiple, and social, the studies are grouped around four overarching themes: *Language, Literacy, and Hegemony; *The Immigrant Experience: Language, Literacies, and Identities; *Literacies In-/Out-of-School and On the Borders; and *New Pedagogies for New Literacies. It is now generally recognized that literacy is multiple and woven within the sociocultural lives of communities, but what is not yet fully understood is how it is multiple--how this multiplicity plays out across and within differing sociocultural contexts. Such understanding is critical for crafting school literacy practices in response to the different literacy sets brought to school by different learners. Toward this end it is necessary to know what those sets are composed of. Each of the case studies contributes to building this knowledge in new and interesting ways. As a whole the book provides a rich and complex portrait of literacy-in-use. Cultural Practices of Literacy: Case Studies of Language, Literacy, Social Practice, and Power advances sociocultural research and theory pertaining to literacy development as it occurs across school and community boundaries and cultural contexts and in and out of school. It is intended for researchers, students, professionals across the field of literacy studies and schooling, including specialists in family literacy, community literacy, adult literacy, critical language studies, multiliteracies, youth literacy, international education, English as a second language, language and social policy, and global literacy.
Categories: Education

Adult Literacy Numeracy And Language Policy Practice And Research

Adult Literacy  Numeracy And Language  Policy  Practice And Research

This book explores the social practice of literacy, numeracy and language and its implications for teaching and learning adult basic skills.

Author: Tett, Lyn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219377

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book explores the social practice of literacy, numeracy and language and its implications for teaching and learning adult basic skills. Leading international experts argue that literacy, numeracy and language are more than just a set of skills or techniques, but are shaped by the social and cultural context within which they are taking place; the meanings they have for users; and the purposes they serve. This shifts the focus from a narrow, functional and externally imposed definition of literacy, numeracy and language learning, to more open and numerous definitions that focus on what people do with their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of contexts. Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Languageshows how the social practice approach to learning and teaching can be used to develop more inclusive views of adult literacy, numeracy and language. Bringing together the views of researchers, policy makers and practitioners, it helps readers to develop an understanding of contemporary policy developments and encourages them to examine their own practice as adult basic education teachers, in order to respond more effectively to the needs of their students. This book is a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers and students on courses in adult and continuing education (particularly basic skills), postgraduate students, and researchers in the field of post-compulsory education.
Categories: Education

Language Literacy and Diversity

Language  Literacy and Diversity

The volume examines local and global flows of people, language and literacy in relation to social practice; the role (and nature) of boundary maintenance or disruption in global, transnational and translocal contexts; and the lived ...

Author: Christopher Stroud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136687235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 688

Language, Literacy and Diversity brings together researchers who are leading the innovative and important re-theorization of language and literacy in relation to social mobility, multilingualism and globalization. The volume examines local and global flows of people, language and literacy in relation to social practice; the role (and nature) of boundary maintenance or disruption in global, transnational and translocal contexts; and the lived experiences of individuals on the front lines of global, transnational and translocal processes. The contributors pay attention to the dynamics of multilingualism in located settings and the social and personal management of multilingualism in socially stratified and ethnically plural social settings. Together, they offer ground-breaking research on language practices and documentary practices as regards to access, selection, social mobility and gate-keeping processes in a range of settings across several continents: Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Numeracy as Social Practice

Numeracy as Social Practice

At a time when an increasingly transnational approach is taken to education policy making, this book will appeal to development practitioners and researchers, and adult education, mathematics and numeracy teachers, researchers and policy ...

Author: Keiko Yasukawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351979177

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 354

Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to fully explore these principles in the context of numeracy. The book brings together a wide range of accounts and studies from around the world to build a picture of the challenges and benefits of seeing numeracy as social practice ̶ that is, as mathematical activities embedded in the social, cultural, historical and political contexts in which these activities take place. Drawing on workplace, community and classroom contexts, Numeracy as Social Practice shows how everyday numeracy practices can be used in formal and non-formal maths teaching and how, in turn, classroom teaching can help to validate and strengthen local numeracy practices. At a time when an increasingly transnational approach is taken to education policy making, this book will appeal to development practitioners and researchers, and adult education, mathematics and numeracy teachers, researchers and policy makers around the world.
Categories: Education

Situated Literacies

Situated Literacies

Situated Literacies is a rich and varied collection of key writings from leading international scholars in the field of literacy.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134624225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 202

Situated Literacies is a rich and varied collection of key writings from leading international scholars in the field of literacy. Each contribution, written in a clear, accessible style, makes the link between literacies in specific contexts and broader social practices. Detailed ethnographic studies of a wide variety of specific situations, all involving real texts and lived practices, are balanced with general claims about the nature of literacy. Contributors address a coherent set of issues: * the visual and material aspects of literacy * concepts of time and space in relation to literacy * the functions of literacies in shaping and sustaining identities in communities of practice * the relationship between texts and the practices associated with their use the role of discourse analysis on literacy studies These studies, along with a foreword by Denny Taylor, make a timely and important contribution to literacy theory and suggest directions for the further development of the field. Situated Literacies is essential reading for anyone involved in literary education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Beyond Communities of Practice

Beyond Communities of Practice

This volume emphasizes the significance of language, power, and social context in understanding how communities of practice work.

Author: David Barton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521544920

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 314

The concept of 'communities of practice' (Lave and Wenger 1991, Wenger 1998) has become an influential one in education, management, and social sciences in recent years. This book consists of a series of studies by linguists and educational researchers, examining and developing aspects of the concept which have remained relatively unexplored. Framings provided by theories of language-in-use, literacy practices, and discourse extend the concept, bringing to light issues around conflict, power, and the significance of the broader social context which have been overlooked. Chapters assess the relationship between communities of practice and other theories including literacy studies, critical language studies, the ethnography of communication, socio-cultural activity theory, and sociological theories of risk. Domains of empirical research reported include schools, police stations, adult basic education, higher education, and multilingual settings. The book highlights the need to incorporate thinking around language-in-use, power and conflict, and social context into communities of practice.
Categories: Education

Print Literacy Development

Print Literacy Development

Is literacy a social and cultural practice, or a set of cognitive skills to be learned and applied? Literacy researchers, who have differed sharply on this question, will welcome this book, which is the first to address the critical divide.

Author: Victoria PURCELL GATES

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674042377

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Is literacy a social and cultural practice, or a set of cognitive skills to be learned and applied? Literacy researchers, who have differed sharply on this question, will welcome this book, which is the first to address the critical divide. The authors lucidly explain how we develop our abilities to read and write and offer a unified theory of literacy development that places cognitive development within a sociocultural context of literacy practices. Drawing on research that reveals connections between literacy as it is practiced outside of school and as it is taught in school, the authors argue that students learn to read and write through the knowledge and skills that they bring with them to the classroom as well as from the ways that literacy is practiced in their own different social communities. The authors argue that until literacy development can be understood in this broader way educators will never be able to develop truly effective literacy instruction for the broad range of sociocultural communities served by schools.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literacy as Social Practice

Literacy as Social Practice

"This is a collection of articles resources, and strategies drawn from the former NOTE journal Primary Voices K-6, written by and for elementary school educators.

Author: Vivian Maria Vasquez

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115103223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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"This is a collection of articles resources, and strategies drawn from the former NOTE journal Primary Voices K-6, written by and for elementary school educators. It can be used as a primary or supplementary text by preservice teachers in teaching methods cources as well as by inservice teachers for professional development purposes."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literacy Practices in Transition

Literacy Practices in Transition

The volume challenges current trends in the global standardization of language and literacy education.

Author: Anne Pitkänen-Huhta

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698421

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Literacy Practices in Transition explores the connections between local, situated literacy practices and global processes of mobility in the geographical space of the Nordic countries, an example of contemporary mobile societies. The detailed empirical analyses show how these connections affect individuals, practices and policies; how the global and local meet in discourses and practices and how people need to (re)negotiate their way in the complex and messy spaces in which they move. The volume challenges current trends in the global standardization of language and literacy education. Instead, it promotes the idea of literacy as a multiple, multilingual, multimodal and constantly contestable and negotiable phenomenon, which calls for the development of language and literacy education that is sensitive to the needs and experiences of the individual actors.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making Literacy Real

Making Literacy Real

'Joanne Larson and Jackie Marsh's Literacy Learning is easily the most theoretically sophisticated and practically useful discussion of sociocultural and critical approaches to literacy learning that has appeared to date' - James Paul Gee, ...

Author: Joanne Larson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412903319

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 925

'Joanne Larson and Jackie Marsh's Literacy Learning is easily the most theoretically sophisticated and practically useful discussion of sociocultural and critical approaches to literacy learning that has appeared to date' - James Paul Gee, Tashia Morgidge Professor of Reading, University of Wisconsin-Madison Making Literacy Real is the essential reference text for primary education students at undergraduate and graduate level who want to understand literacy theory and successfully apply it in the classroom. Doctoral students will find this a useful resource in understanding the relationship of theory to practice. The authors explore the breadth of this complex and important field, orientating literacy as a social practice, grounded in social, cultural, historical and political contexts of use. They also present a detailed and accessible discussion of the theory and its application in the primary classroom.
Categories: Education

Literacy and Globalization

Literacy and Globalization

The book considers language practices that can exclude some members of Namibian society and also looks at the strategies used by local people to accommodate and even embrace the onward march of global English and the influx of foreign ...

Author: Uta Papen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134217311

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 376

Using literacy practices in the newly independent post-apartheid Namibia as a lens through which to examine the effects of globalisation, this broad case study looks at issues surrounding tourism, state control and the new forces of consumerism. By placing literacy at the centre of an investigation into social and cultural change as experienced by individuals, Papen shows that in times of change, reading and writing are always implicated in structures of power and inequality. The book considers language practices that can exclude some members of Namibian society and also looks at the strategies used by local people to accommodate and even embrace the onward march of global English and the influx of foreign visitors, practices and modes of commerce and interaction.
Categories: Education