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Here, especially for high school students, is an analysis and summary of Arthur Miller's famous play. Titles in the Literature Made Easy Series analyze novels and plays found in most school curricula. More than mere plot summaries, these books explain themes,…

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"In 1983 when "Family Literacy" first appeared, the term was new. Denny Taylor not only coined a concept, but opened up a field of study that involves debate and discussion in public as well as academic circles. Encouraged by Taylor's probing questions, our…

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"At a time when popularizers of cultural literacy are prescribing a cultural canon for the purpose of prying open the closed minds' of American youth . . . Literacy provides an articulate and courageous response." Harvard Educational Review "Every chapter . . .…

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This book assesses the impact of writing on human societies, both in the Ancient Near East and in twentieth-century Africa, and highlights some general features of social systems that have been influenced by this major change in the mode of communication. Such…

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Responding to the need she so clearly perceives, Ms. Dondis, a designer and teacher of broad experience, has provided a beginning text for art and design students and a basic text for all other students ;those who do not intend to become artists or designers but…

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This text examines sociopolitical, economic, familial, and educational agendas that influence attainment of second language literacy. This book examines the sociopolitical, economic, familial, and educational agendas that influence an immigrant's attainment of…

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One of the most crucial areas of education--the acquisition of literacy--is examined here with an effective combination of theory and practice. The sociocultural perspective is illustrated through descriptions of learning by populations usually neglected in…

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The purpose of this volume is to survey some of the best work going on in the field of reading research and reflect what is known about reading as it unfolds across the life span. The book is divided into four parts: The Contexts for Reading; Reading in…

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Brian Street's volume investigates the meanings and uses of literacy in different cultures and societies. These largely ethnographic essays bring together anthropological and linguistic work written over the past ten years by anthropologists and sociolinguists.…

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This volume is a "how-to" guide to the use of computers in library-based adult literacy programs. Since the commitment to literacy training has become an integral part of libraries' efforts to offer equal access to information, Linda Main and Char Whitaker…

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The issues of literacy and illiteracy have made their presence felt in every country of the world. Anyone who has explored these issues quickly comes to understand that, because the acquisition of basic literacy is no longer enough, these concerns may never go…

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If asked to identify which children rank lowest in relation to national educational norms, have higher school dropout and absence rates, and more commonly experience learning problems, few of us would know the answer: white, urban Appalachian children. These are…