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ERIC Number: ED324985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-May
Pages: 29
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On Women, Literacy, and Learning: An Investigation.
Isserlis, Janet
Existing work and research on literacy education across generations is reviewed, focusing on issues of gender inherent in literacy learning and considering them within a broader social context. In examining existing initiatives in family literacy, the meaning of intergenerational or family literacy is examined and critical questions about the family literacy movement's agenda are posed. It is argued that literacy exists in many forms, carries multiple meanings, significance and consequences, and does not exist as a monolithic entity, and that learners live and interact with literacy outside the classroom walls. The distinct roles of men and women in literacy transmission and transference within home and community settings are examined. Finally, the need for change in attitudes toward and provision of literacy education in the United States, using insights gained from examination of these sociocultural factors, is discussed. Forty-one references are included. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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