PURCELL-GATES, Victoria, Erik JACOBSON, and Sophie DEGENER
Title: Print Literacy Development : Uniting Cognitive and Social Practice Theories. First Paperback Edition.
Publisher:  Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2006, ISBN:9780674022546
Seller ID: 102638
PURCELL-GATES, Victoria, Erik JACOBSON, and Sophie DEGENER. Print Literacy Development : Uniting Cognitive and Social Practice Theories. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (2006). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-viii,(4),-206,(6). 8vo, printed red card covers with white and black lettering to front cover and spine. "Is literacy a social and cultural practice, or a set of cognitive skills to be learned and applied? Literacy researchers, who have differed sharply on this question, will welcome this book, which is the first to address the critical divide. The authors lucidly explain how we develop our abilities to read and write and offer a unified theory of literacy development that places cognitive development within a sociocultural context of literacy practices." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. To Learn to Read and Write: Students Who Fail and Succeed; 2. The LPALS Study; 3. How Does Print Literacy Develop?; 4. Literacy as Social Practice; 5. Print Literacy as Cognitive Skill Development; 6. The Seeming Incommensurability of the Social and the Cognitive; 7. Print Literacy Development through a Widened Lens; 8. The Course of Print Literacy Development in and outof School; 9. Signs and Symbols: Research Implications for Best Practice. Very good. 25.00