ERIC Number: EJ399919
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
What Is Literacy?
Gee, James Paul
Journal of Education, v171 n1 p18-25 1989
Defines literacy as the control of secondary uses of language. Differentiates between the natural process of language acquisition and the formal process of language learning. Discusses the social conflict involved for the minority group student in the formal classroom setting. (FMW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue with title "Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Essays by James Paul Gee"; paper presented at the Mailman Foundation Conference on Families and Literacy (Harvard Graduate School of Education, March 6-7, 1987).