Cover: Other People’s Words in PAPERBACK

Other People’s Words

The Cycle of Low Literacy

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$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674645110

Publication Date: 03/25/1997


256 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Literacy, Schools, and Society
  • 1. Nonliterate in an American City
  • 2. Jenny and Donny’s World
  • 3. A World without Print
  • 4. Becoming Literate: Donny
  • 5. In Her Own Words: Jenny
  • 6. Print Enters the World of Donny and Jenny
  • 7. Who Reads and Writes in My World?
  • 8. Exclusion and Access
  • 9. The Complexities of Culture, Language, Literacy, and Cognition
  • Appendix: Research Procedures and Stances
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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