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ERIC Number: ED547397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Working Paper No.1
Graff, Harvey J.; Street, Brian V.; Jones, Stan
Centre for Literacy
This document is a collection of three parts: two extended papers and one shorter commentary on the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS). These originally appeared in "Literacy Across the Curriculum" in response to an invitation for comment to several prominent international researchers. The first of these entitled "The Persisting Power and Costs of the Literacy Myth" by Harvey J. Graff appeared in Volume 12, No. 2, Summer 1996. The second "Literacy, Economy and Society--A Review" by Brian V. Street was published in Volume 12, No. 3, Fall 1996. The third, "Ending the Myth of the 'Literacy Myth" by Stan Jones was published in Volume 12, No.4, Winter 1997. These articles have been collected because they reflect a continuing debate on literacy between two schools of thought which have been variously called the autonomous and the socio-cultural. (The second paper, "Literacy, Economy and Society--A Review" by Brian V. Street, contains references.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: International Adult Literacy Survey