Before Writing: Rethinking the Paths to Literacy

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Gunther Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice. Through close attention to the variety of objects which children constantly produce (drawings, cuttings-out, 'writings' and collages), Kress suggests a set of principles which reveal the underlying coherence of children's actions; actions which allow us to connect them with attempts to make meaning before they acquire language and writing. This book provides fundamental challenges to commonly ...

Before Writing: Rethinking the Paths to Literacy 1997, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415138048

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