Literacy Teaching and Education

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Edited by: Dominic Wyse

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2012 |
    • Online Publication Date: January 15, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446262375 |
    • Print ISBN: 9780857025074 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446262375 |
    • Series: SAGE Library of Educational thought and Practice |
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Abstract

Improving people's literacy is a main priority for most of the world's nations. The UNESCO education for all (EFA) goals include the urgent priority of a 50% improvement in literacy levels globally, and to improve the quality of education especially in literacy and other life skills. According to UNESCO, one in five adults is still not literate and about two-thirds of illiterate adults are women. Literacy is essential to life-long learning, it is essential if people are to have full access to society, and it is essential to learning in formal education. The past 20 years has seen many significant developments in scholarship. The messages from this research need to be shared and put into practice.

Dominic Wyse, a leading scholar in literacy, curriculum and pedagogy, ...

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  • Editor's Introduction: Towards a Theory of English, Language and Literacy Teaching
    DominicWyse

    This introduction to the SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Literacy Teaching and Education major work has two purposes: a) to introduce the key ideas represented by the selected texts in the four volumes of the work; b) to develop a theory of English, language and literacy teaching (TELL). The four volumes of the work are: 1. The foundations of language and literacy; 2. Reading; 3. Writing; and 4. Teaching English: Implications for policy. The conceptual links for the four volumes are provided by TELL theory that is built on a new synthesis of several domains of knowledge represented by the texts in this SAGE Major Work and many others. Although the central ...

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