ERIC Number: ED253880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy for Life: The Demand for Reading and Writing.
Bailey, Richard W., Ed.; Fosheim, Robin Melanie, Ed.
Offering a variety of perspectives, the articles in this book are intended for those who teach reading and writing; those who make policy influencing what is taught, how, and to whom; and those individuals who would influence the influential. The 18 articles are grouped into four sections: "Literacy, Politics, and Policies"; "Forms of Literacy"; "Literacy in the Marketplace"; and "Literacy and Education." Specific articles deal with the following topics: (1) the politics of literacy; (2) literacy and cultural change; (3) television literacy and television versus literacy; (4) oral and literate strategies in spoken and written discourse; (5) literacy and cognition; (6) information systems and literacy; (7) the invisible discourse of the law; (8) writing outside the English composition class; (9) testing writing; (10) functional literacy for community college students; (11) literacy, the law, and the reluctant learner; (12) literacy and family; (13) literacy for the eighties; (14) English and science; (15) the language of the bureaucracy; (16) literacy in English from an international perspective; (17) illiterates in a literate society; and (18) the role of the media in literacy education. An appendix contains a discussion of the English Composition Board at the University of Michigan, which was formed to extend the teaching of writing throughout the curriculum. (FL)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Cognitive Processes, Community Role, Content Area Writing, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Family Role, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Higher Education, Legal Education, Literacy, Literacy Education, Oral Language, Policy Formation, Politics, Reading Instruction, School Role, Television, Writing Instruction
Modern Language Association of America, 10 Astor Pl., New York, NY 10003 ($25.00 cloth, $14.00 paper); National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 30100, ISBN-0-87352-131-5/paper, $11.20 member, $14.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.