ERIC Number: EJ555345
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Historical Considerations (Focus on Research).
Willis, Arlette Ingram
Language Arts, v74 n5 p387-97 Sep 1997
Examines changes in the definitions and purposes of literacy that have evolved in response to changes in the history of the United States. Discusses literacy as a skill; literacy-as-school-knowledge; and literacy as a social and cultural construct. Argues for no singular history or definition of literacy, but rather multiple definitions, purposes, histories and paths to literacy. (SR)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme Issue: Changing the Way We Think about Language Arts.