ERIC Number: ED395142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
21st Century A to Z Literacy Handbook. Linking Literacy with Software: A Handbook for Education and Training.
This book, which is designed for nonspecialist literacy teachers and lecturers, provides an overview of the role of computers in literacy, language, and communication. The preface includes selected views regarding the relationship between literacy, culture, and change and the essay "Domains of Literacy" by Gunther Kress. Discussed next are the role of telematics in literacy, software/hardware for inservice education, and online professional development and recreational activities for teachers. The following topics are examined in a section titled "A to Z of literacy": academic writing, adventures and fiction, authors and new literacies, books, choosing literacy software, collaborative writing, copyright and censorship, differentiation, drama, editing, electronic communication, electronic publishing, equal opportunities, English for speakers of other languages and English as a foreign language, illustration and graphics, knowledge about language, monitoring and assessment, multimedia, presentation and typing, progression, publishing the news, reading, research, special educational needs, spelling, storytelling, writers' tutorials, and writing. An evaluation checklist, alphabetical directory of 126 literacy software products, and description of selected word processing tools are also included. Concluding the book are lists of the following: 4 online services, 68 publications and 26 British organizations concerned with literacy and/or educational technology, and 38 British educational software suppliers. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Inservice Education, Internet, Literacy Education, Online Systems, Professional Development, Reference Services, Resource Materials, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Word Processing
Project Miranda, 10 Manor Way, South Croydon, Surrey, United Kingdom CR2 7BQ ($30).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Great Britain; Telematics