Literacy Acts

Authored by: John T. Guthrie , Vincent Greaney

Handbook of Reading Research

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  1996

Print ISBN: 9781138834262
eBook ISBN: 9780203447772
Adobe ISBN: 9781136610745


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The aim of this chapter is to account as fully as possible for the literacy activities of people. Central to this goal is the notion that literacy is a conscious action. It is a personal choice with consequences for the individual and the society. Thus, literacy activities will be examined in terms of how they contribute to the personal and societal accomplishments of adults and how they are aifected by educational and psychological factors jn childhood.

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