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ERIC Number: ED392236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Literacy: The Needs of Teachers and Learners.
Brumfit, Christopher
This article discusses key issues of literacy that are important to both teachers and learners for understanding, and summarizes the function of literacy in three different groups: primary education, adult education, and communities with unwritten languages. The article investigates the scope of literacy, showing how this concept may be defined differently in different communities and challenging a number of assumptions and oversimplifications. The article is divided into the following sections: (1) literacy is not an absolute concept; (2) literacy is socially defined; (3) literacy is collaborative; (4) literacy needs imagination; (5) spoken and written language perform equally necessary functions; and (6) what we don't understand. (Contains 14 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: Perspectives on Reading. CLE Working Papers 2. For complete volume, see FL 023 547.