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ERIC Number: ED192267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on Literacy.
Beach, Richard, Ed.; Pearson, P. David, Ed.
A number of concerns about literacy, literacy instruction, and appropriate directions for literacy programs in the United States are addressed in these conference proceedings. Following an overview of the conference, the proceedings are divided into four sections and an introduction is provided for each section. The first section, "Perspectives on the Definition of Literacy," includes discussions on the difficulty of defining literacy. The second section, "Perspectives on Language and Cognition," contains articles on children's functional language and reading, the relationship between language and literacy, and written communication as functional literacy. The third section, "Perspectives on Reading," contains articles on theory and research on reading assessment and on relating theory and research to reading instruction. The fourth section, "Perspectives on Writing," has articles on a taxonomy of compositional competencies and sources of knowledge about literacy. (MKM)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Child Language, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Functional Literacy, Language Skills, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Research, Tests, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Coll. of Education.
Note: Proceedings of the Perspectives on Literacy Conference (Minneapolis, MN, 1977).