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ERIC Number: ED360563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Ordinary People Writing: The Lancaster and Sussex Writing Research Projects.
Barton, David; And Others
This collection of four papers focuses on the Lancaster and Sussex Projects (England) that place an emphasis on writing outside of school and outside of work by "ordinary" people in their everyday lives. The papers refer to each other; the first is an introduction for the others. "Introduction: Making Writing Visible on the Outside" (David Bloome) describes the Lancaster Project, which seeks to learn what writing is being done in families and communities by ordinary people and the Sussex Project, which asks ordinary people to write about what they observed and thought and then send it to the Mass Observation Archive, a "people's ethnography and historical record" of life in Britain. "Literacy in the Community: A Case Study from Lancaster, England" (David Barton) presents the story of one man and his everyday uses of reading and writing and how they change. "Writing for...Questions of Representation/Representativess, Authorship, and Audience" (Dorothy Sheridan) explores some aspects of the social relationships within which writing for the archive being created by the Sussex Project takes place. "Literacy Practices and the Mass Observation Project: The Place of Writing in People's Lives" (Brian Street) describes the methodology of the project and addresses some substantive issues that have emerged, such as theories of literacy and the relationship between literacy and orality. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)