Literate Systems and Individual Lives

Literate Systems and Individual Lives

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This book raises important questions concerning the qshameq of illiteracy. What does it mean to students to be drawn into a world where family and friends cannot follow? Can the same person appear literate and illiterate at the same time? Is literacy, for that matter, an either/or condition? Does it qhurtq to be illiterate in more than one language, more than one culture? To whom can literacy education be a threat instead of a promise? The chapters in this book confront the unknowable implication of joining literate systems, and carry us toward an understanding that can help literacy practitioners and policy-makers at local, national, and international levels to better understand the issues involved in this important area of work.Moreover, English was more widely diffused in the Dravidian south and was politically more aquot;neutralaquot; than Hindi or any ... SOME CONCLUSIONS The skeptical tone of this essay has been prompted by the rather bland and pietistic nature ofanbsp;...

Title:Literate Systems and Individual Lives
Author:Edward M. Jennings, Alan Carroll Purves
Publisher:SUNY Press - 1991


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