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This Handbook critically examines research and theoretical issues that impact writing development from the early years through to adulthood. It provides those researching or teaching literacy with one of the most academically authoritative and comprehensive works in the field. With expert contributors from across the world, the book represents a detailed and valuable overview of a complex area of study.

The Contested Materialities of Writing in Digital Environments: Implications for Writing Development
The contested materialities of writing in digital environments: Implications for writing development

Technologies have always been central to questions of writing and writing development. As Haas (1996) observed, ‘whether it is the stylus of the ancients, the pen and ink of the medieval scribe, a toddler's fat crayons, or a new Powerbook, technology makes writing possible’ (p. xi). In this way, as Haas notes, ‘writing is technology’ (p. xi) and as such, it is material. This material existence of writing through and as material artefacts is also deeply intertwined with, enables, and constrains the ways in which writing works to assemble, orchestrate, and organize human activity in communities, institutions, organizations, and societies (e.g., Bazerman ...

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