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Before writing : rethinking the paths to literacy / Gunther Kress

Main Author Kress, Gunther R., 1940- Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 1997 Description XXII, 175 p., [4] f. est. ; 22 cm ISBN 0-415-13805-1 CDU 372.41
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Monografia Biblioteca Vitor Aguiar e Silva
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Monografia Biblioteca de Ciências da Educação
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Monografia Biblioteca de Ciências da Educação
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 held assumptions about both language and literacy, thought and action. It places these challenges within the context of speculation about the abilities and dispositions essential for children as young adults, and calls for the radical decentring of language in educational theory and practice.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. xiii)
  • Chapter 1 Literacy, Identity and Futures (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 'My Gawd, I Made It like Australia' Making Meaning in Many Media (p. 18)
  • Chapter 3 Making Sense of the World the Seagulls Are Reading the Newspaper' (p. 44)
  • Chapter 4 Drawing Letters and Writing Dinosaurs Children's Early Engagement with Print (p. 65)
  • Chapter 5 'You Made It like a Crocodile' a Theory of Children's Meaning-Making (p. 87)
  • Chapter 6 Literacy and Theories of Language (p. 111)
  • Colour Plates (p. 138a)
  • Chapter 7 Teaching Literacy, Learning Literacy (p. 139)
  • Chapter 8 Futures (p. 157)
  • Sources and Contexts (p. 165)
  • Bibliography (p. 170)
  • Index (p. 172)

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