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Literacy, Culture and Development: Becoming Literate in Morocco

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Publisher Comments:

Literacy is thought to be one of the primary cultural transmitters of information and beliefs within any society where it exists. Yet, when considered as a social phenomenon, literacy is remarkably difficult to define, because its functions, meanings, and methods of learning vary from one cultural group to the next. This book compares and contrasts our understanding of literacy and its acquisition and retention. It addresses major debates in education policy today, such as the importance of "mother-tongue" literacy programs, the notion of literacy "relapse," and the concept of educational poverty. The author focuses on Moroccan children whose parents are unschooled, whose language is often different from that used in the classroom, and whose first instruction often involves rote religious instruction.

Synopsis:

This book offers multiple perspectives on our understanding of literacy and its acquisition and retention.

Synopsis:

This book offers multiple perspectives on our understanding of literacy and its acquisition and retention.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-352) and indexes.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Domains, questions and directions; 2. Language and literacy in Morocco; 3. The cultural context of schooling; 4. Doing fieldwork in Morocco; 5. Learning to read in Arabic; 6. Social factors in literacy acquisition; 7. Beliefs and literacy; 8. Learning to read in a second language and second literacy; 9. Functional literacy: school learning and everyday skills; 10. School dropout and literacy retention: out of school, out of mind? 11. Literacy and poverty; 12. Linking research and policy; 13. Becoming literate: concluding thoughts; Photo-essay on literacy in Morocco; References; Appendices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521398138
Author:
Wagner, Dan
Author:
Wagner, Daniel A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Literacy
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Education & Training
Subject:
Literacy -- Morocco.
Subject:
Literacy -- Social aspects -- Morocco.
Subject:
Literacy--Morocco Literacy--Morocco
Subject:
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
Series Volume:
9349
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 line diagrams 22 half-tones 45 ta
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
9.24x6.06x1.01 in. 1.33 lbs.

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