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Literacy and Learning: Reflections on Writing, Reading, and Society. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2216938
  • Book
  • June 2009
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Deborah Brandt, a recipient of the Grawemeyer Award, is one of the most influential figures in literacy and education. Brandt has dedicated her career to the status of reading and writing in the United States. Her literacy research is renowned and widely studied. Literacy and Learning is an important collection of Brandt’s work that includes a combination of previously published essays, previously unpublished talks, and new work.
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Introduction: Writing at the Speed of Change ix

The Grawemeyer Award in Education: A Conversation with Deborah Brandt 1

1 Sponsors of Literacy 23

2 Literacy in American Lives: Living and Learning in a Sea of Change 47

3 Accumulating Literacy: Writing and Learning to Write in the Twentieth Century 67

4 Remembering Writing, Remembering Reading 91

5 Writing for a Living: Literacy and the Knowledge Economy 117

6 The Status of Writing 141

7 How Writing Is Remaking Reading 161

Conclusion: An Excerpt from Literacy in American Lives 177

Appendix: Interview Script 193

Questions for Reflection 197

Index 199

Credit Lines 205

The Author 207

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Deborah Brandt University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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