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ERIC Number: EJ847467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1710-2146
Still Remember the Moments: When I Learned to Read and Write in Chinese and English
Chen, Rosa Hong
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v2 n2 p1-7 Feb-Mar 2006
This paper, which employs a narrative method, draws upon my personal experiences of L1 (Chinese) and L2 (English) literacy acquisition through a particular era--China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, during which time regular schooling was interrupted. In this paper, I seek to illustrate that the process of acquiring literacy reflects the learner's interactions situated in family experiences, historical events, and social, cultural, and political contexts. I thus argue that literacy is a social practice and that literacy acquisition and development take many forms, as they involve the practice of "lived through" experiences of the learner. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China