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Tables of Contents for Literacy
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
ix
 
An Integrated Approach to Literacy
1
9
Introduction
1
2
Literacy in everyday life
3
2
The study of literacy
5
2
Outline of the book
7
3
Talking About Literacy
10
23
Metaphors for literacy
10
4
Theories and metaphors
14
5
Metaphors and thinking
17
2
Definitions of literacy
19
3
Literacy studies
22
11
Looking for a metaphor
28
1
The ecological metaphor
29
4
The Social Basis of Literacy
33
20
An integrated view of literacy
33
20
Practices and events
36
2
Literacies and domains
38
3
Roles and networks
41
2
Literacy as communication
43
2
Literacy as thought
45
2
Values and awareness
47
2
Individual history
49
2
Social history
51
2
Literacy Embedded in Language
53
16
Literacy and language
54
10
From registers to genres and discourses
55
2
Texts and intertextuality
57
7
Taking meaning from texts
64
2
Language mediates
66
3
Languages and Literacies
69
12
Multilingual literacy practices
69
5
The social patterning of literacy practices
74
5
Literacy is gendered
79
2
Configurations of Language
81
14
Written and spoken language
81
14
Written and spoken are different
83
3
Continua from written to spoken
86
2
Configurations of language
88
3
Decontextualized and explicit?
91
4
Writing Systems and Other Notations
95
12
Writing systems
95
6
Comparing writing systems
98
3
Other notations
101
6
Points in History
107
23
Introduction
107
1
The archaeology of literacy
108
8
What is writing?
109
3
Earlier forms of symbolic representation
112
3
Early uses of writing
115
1
Literacy and historical change
116
7
Writing as evolution
119
1
Evolution towards the alphabet?
120
1
Contact and change
121
2
A social history of literacy
123
7
The development of printing
123
2
The development of a literate culture
125
5
The Roots of Literacy
130
10
Introduction
130
1
Approaches to learning
131
4
Learning to speak
135
5
Emergent Literacy
140
21
Reading to children
140
8
Literacy events
148
6
Writing
154
4
Knowing about literacy
158
3
Public Definitions of Literacy
161
15
The skill of reading
162
4
Writer as scribe and as author
166
2
The literary view of literacy
168
2
The professional writer
170
6
School Practices
176
12
Introduction
176
2
What goes on in schools
178
8
Talk around texts
181
2
From home to school
183
3
Literacy as language
186
2
Adults and World Literacy
188
21
Introduction
188
4
Functional literacy
192
4
Industrialized countries
196
3
Not literate in a literate world
199
4
Language issues in adult literacy
203
6
Some Implications of an Ecological View
209
10
Literacy in education
210
3
Global literacy
213
6
Notes
219
11
References
230
14
Index
244