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Framing Languages and Literacies: Socially Situated Views and Perspectives

Framing Languages and Literacies: Socially Situated Views and Perspectives (Hardback)

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In this seminal volume leading language and literacy scholars clearly articulate and explicate major social perspectives and approaches in the fields of language and literacy studies. Each approach draws on distinct bodies of literature and traditions and uses distinct identifiers, labels, and constellations of concepts; each has been taken up across diverse global contexts and is used as rationale and guide for the design of research and of educational policies and practices. Authors discuss the genesis and historical trajectory of the approach with which they are associated; offer their unique perspectives, rationales, and engagements; and investigate implications for understanding language and literacy use in and out of schools. The premise of the book is that understanding concepts, perspectives, and approaches requires knowing the context in which they were created, the rationale or purpose in creating them, and how they have been taken up and applied in communities of practice. Accessible yet theoretically rich, this volume is indispensible for researchers, students, and professionals across the fields of language and literacy studies.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English language & literacyChildren'sEducational materialEducational: Languages other than EnglishEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subjectLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPsycholinguistics Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 05/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9780415810555  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Margaret R. Hawkins is Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and in the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

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