ERIC Number: EJ399921
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Orality and Literacy: From "The Savage Mind" to "Ways With Words."
Gee, James Paul
Journal of Education, v171 n1 p39-60 1989
Reviews anthropological studies and demonstrates how the term "literate" has replaced the term "civilized" and how literacy is currently used to distinguish between different social groups in modern, technological societies. Discusses how teachers of English are actually teaching a set of oral and written social practices associated with the standard dialect of English. (FMW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue with title "Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Essays by James Paul Gee"; reprinted from the TESOL Quarterly, v20 n4, 1986.