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Functional Literacy

Theoretical issues and educational implications

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  • Editor: Ludo Verhoeven1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 1994
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027283016
Abstract

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.<br />

Subjects: Applied linguistics; Writing and literacy; Language teaching

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Tilburg

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