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Agendas for Second Language Literacy

Agendas for Second Language Literacy - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521446648

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 1993
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Agendas for Second Language Literacy - 93 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521446648

Sandra Lee McKay

ISBN13: 978-0521446648
ISBN10: 0521446643
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 93
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 1993
International: No
Summary

Agendas for Second Language Literacy goes beyond the second language classroom to examine the sociopolitical, economic, familial, and educational agendas that influence an immigrant's attainment of literacy in a new language.

Each agenda is introduced through illuminating case studies drawn from research in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Professor McKay clearly analyzes the conflicts among different interest groups and paints a sensitive picture of how the needs of an individual may be at odds with any and all of the various literacy agendas.

The book addresses teachers and teachers-in-training involved in second language education, whether their students are in special language classes, bilingual education, or enrolled in the mainstream curriculum. It also provides valuable insights to individuals responsible for developing second language literacy policies in the political, labor, and educational sectors.

Table of Contents

Introduction


The Plurality of Literacies: Definitions of Literacy
An Isolated Skill Perspective
A Sociohistorical Perspective
Summary and Implications
Sociopolitical Agendas for Second Language Literacy: The Role of Literacy in the Sociopolitical Arena
Language Planning
Immigration and Naturalization Policies
Literacy Campaigns
Designation of the Medium of Instruction
Summary and Implications
Economic Agendas for Second Language Literacy: The Role of Literacy in the Economic Arena
Government-Sponsored Job Training for Language Minorities
Language Minorities in the Unskilled and Non unionized Labor Market
Language Minorities in the Unionized Labor Market
Workplace Literacy Programs
Summary and Implications
Family Agendas for Second Language Literacy: The Role of Literacy in the Family
Research on Language Minority Family Literacy
Family Literacy Programs
Family Literacy and School Literacy
Family Literacy in Context
Summary and Implications
Educational Agendas for Second Language Literacy: The Role of Literacy in Education
Second Language Literacy Programs
Second Language Literacy Curriculum
Second Language Literacy Assessment
Summary and Implications
Conclusion: Literacy as a Problem
Literacy Agendas


References
Index.


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