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The Resource Other people's words : the cycle of low literacy, Victoria Purcell-Gates, (electronic resource)

Other people's words : the cycle of low literacy, Victoria Purcell-Gates, (electronic resource)

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Other people's words : the cycle of low literacy
Title
Other people's words
Title remainder
the cycle of low literacy
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Purcell-Gates
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 the children and grandchildren of Appalachian families who migrated to northern cities in the 1950s to look for work. They make up this largely "invisible" urban group, a minority that represents a significant portion of the urban poor. Literacy researchers have rarely studied urban Appalachians, yet, as Victoria Purcell-Gates demonstrates in Other People's Words, their often severe literacy problems provide a unique perspective on literacy and the relationship between print and culture
  • A compelling case study details the author's work with one such family. The parents, who attended school off and on through the seventh grade, are unable to use public transportation, shop easily, or understand the homework their elementary-school-age son brings home because neither of them can read. But the family is not so much illiterate as low literate - the world they inhabit is an oral one, their heritage one where print had no inherent use and no inherent meaning. They have as much to learn about the culture of literacy as about written language itself. Purcell-Gates shows how access to literacy has been blocked by a confluence of factors: negative cultural stereotypes, cultural and linguistic elitism, and pedagogical obtuseness. She calls for the recruitment and training of "proactive" teachers who can assess and encourage children's progress and outlines specific intervention strategies
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purcell-Gates, Victoria
Dewey number
302.2/244/0974
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literacy
  • People with social disabilities
  • Educational anthropology
Label
Other people's words : the cycle of low literacy, Victoria Purcell-Gates, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Introduction: Literacy, Schools, and Society ""; ""1. Nonliterate in an American City ""; ""2. Jenny and Donny's World ""; ""3. A World without Print ""; ""4. Becoming Literate: Donny ""; ""5. In Her Own Words: Jenny ""; ""6. Print Enters the World of Donny and Jenny ""; ""7. Who Reads and Writes in My World? ""; ""8. Exclusion and Access ""; ""9. The Complexities of Culture, Language, Literacy, and Cognition ""; ""Appendix: Research Procedures and Stances ""; ""Notes ""; ""References ""; ""Index ""
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ocn808382766
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674072145
Level of compression
unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808382766
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Other people's words : the cycle of low literacy, Victoria Purcell-Gates, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
""Contents ""; ""Acknowledgments ""; ""Introduction: Literacy, Schools, and Society ""; ""1. Nonliterate in an American City ""; ""2. Jenny and Donny's World ""; ""3. A World without Print ""; ""4. Becoming Literate: Donny ""; ""5. In Her Own Words: Jenny ""; ""6. Print Enters the World of Donny and Jenny ""; ""7. Who Reads and Writes in My World? ""; ""8. Exclusion and Access ""; ""9. The Complexities of Culture, Language, Literacy, and Cognition ""; ""Appendix: Research Procedures and Stances ""; ""Notes ""; ""References ""; ""Index ""
Control code
ocn808382766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674072145
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808382766
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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