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.

Writing in the Wider Community

Writing in the Wider Community

Writing in the wider community

Literacy in the Ideal and Real Worlds

One decade into the twenty-first century, certain concepts, though still contested, have become mainstays in writing and/or literacy studies and in related scholarly fields: multiple literacies, multiliterate, multilingualism, plurality of literacies, social practices of literacies, global networking, digital literacies, New Literacy Studies (NLS), academic or school literacy, local literacies, community literacies, literacy event, and literacy practices. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, but the items in the list signal where the field is in terms of foundational theoretical stances. On the surface, at least, we have come to generally accept that we exist in a world where there is not just one universal literacy but multiple literacies, where we ...

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