A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices: Power in and Out of Print

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-01
  • Publisher: Lawrence Erlbau

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Ethnographic case study of a low income/low literate family negotiating language and literacy; explores discourse forces that impact their lives, issues of power and identity, current debates about connections between literacy and society.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Participants in the Study and Theoretical Orientationsp. 1
Methodologyp. 18
Personal and Institutional Historiesp. 39
Family Literacy as Apprenticeshipp. 65
"I'm Her Mother, Not Them"p. 86
Into the Meeting Roomp. 102
Through the Eyes of the Institutionp. 129
The Paradox of Literacyp. 143
A Brief History of Education in Albanyp. 159
Data Collection Timetablep. 162
Fieldnote Chartp. 164
Document Summary Formp. 165
Chart of Critical Discourse Analysis Definitions and Codesp. 166
Snapshots of Vicky's Remedial Reading Lessonp. 169
Committee on Special Education Meeting Transcriptp. 171
Role of the Researcherp. 196
Referencesp. 209
Author Indexp. 219
Subject Indexp. 223
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