ERIC Number: ED364126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural Approaches to Literacy.
Street, Brian, Ed.
A collection of essays on cross-cultural aspects of literacy education includes: "Conceptions and Uses of Literacy in a Papua New Guinea Village" (Don Kulick, Christopher Stroud); "Literacy and Feelings: The Encoding of Affect in Nukulaelae Letters" (Niko Besnier); "The Uses of Schooling and Literacy in a Zamfimaniry Village" (Maurice Bloch); "Arabic Literacy and Secrecy Among the Mende of Sierra Leone" (Caroline H. Bledsoe, Kenneth M Robey); "Literacy and Cultural Identity in the Horn of Africa: The Somali Case" (I. M. Lewis); "Gender, Language and the Politics of Literacy" (Kathleen Rockhill); "Literacy Development and Ethnicity: An Alaskan Example" (Stephen Reder, Karen Reed Wikelund); "The Letter and the Spirit: Literacy and Religious Authority in the History of the Aladura Movement in Western Nigeria" (Peter Probst); "Vernacular Writing: Varieties of Literacy Among Philadelphia High School Students" (Miriam Camitta); "Collaborative Writing: Appropriating Power or Reproducing Authority?" (Amy Shuman); "Literacy and Social Process: A Community in Transition" (Gail Weinstein-Shr); and "Code Switching and Mode Switching: Community Interpreters and Mediators of Literacy" (Mike Baynham). (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Arabic, Code Switching (Language), Cooperative Learning, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Traits, Ethnicity, Females, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Hmong People, Immigrants, Indigenous Populations, Language Attitudes, Language Patterns, Language Variation, Letters (Correspondence), Literacy Education, Males, Political Influences, Religion, Secondary Education, Social Influences, Spanish Speaking, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Writing Instruction
Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Madagascar; Nigeria; Papua New Guinea; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Sierra Leone; Somalia; United Kingdom (England)