Randal Holme argues that literacy must be examined through a variety of approaches if we are to appreciate its true nature. Literacy also cannot be described simply as a situated, social activity, but it is a property of mind. The book will help the reader understand some of the currents of thought--post-modernist, cognitivist, or Vygotskian-on which its larger analysis is based. Written in an engaging and lucid style, it contains a glossary and exercises to help and develop the reader's understanding.

Literacy: An Introduction 2005, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748616886

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