The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy

The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy

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This volume demonstrates how literacy is more than learning to read and write. Literacy creates communities, organizes personal and social lives, makes possible civil society and the rule of law, and underwrites the commitment of both modern and developing societies to universal education and ever higher levels of literate competence. Everything that is involved in being and becoming literate is the concern of this interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars.He also noted that in Ghana, where English is the language of instruction, the results of a Criterion Referenced Test administered ... of last-year primary students show that only 8.7 percent achieve the minimal competence level in English (Hartwell, 2005, p. ... 20 percent; Senegal, 25 percent; Togo, 40 percent; Uruguay, 66 percent; and Yemen, 10 percent (Abadzi, 2006, p. 6). Even in Latin America, generally considered a region with relatively high educational development within theanbsp;...

Title:The Cambridge Handbook of Literacy
Author:David R. Olson, Nancy Torrance
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-02-16


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