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Literacy is not enough : essays on the importance of reading

Author: Brian Cox; Book Trust.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press and Book Trust, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays by various writers and academics assert the values of liberal education. They insist that literacy is not enough, but that it is necessary to encourage critical literacy to evaluate and enjoy literature.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cox; Book Trust.
ISBN: 0719056691 9780719056697
OCLC Number: 40645907
Description: xii, 175 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1, Reading matters: Reading now and then / V. Cunningham --
Sense and semblance: the implications of virtuality / S. Birkerts --
Television and literacy / C. MacCabe --
Hauntings / A.S. Byatt --
Love of reading / D. Lessing --
Reading to make us glad / R. Hattersley --
What you reading for? / J. Treglown --
Critical literacy and creative reading / R. Hoggard --
Part 2, Reading contexts: An irrelevant education / M. Schmidt --
Downhill all the way? The commercialisation of publishing / Rivers Scott --
Revolution in the book trade / C. Sinclair-Stevenson --
The flexible bookshop / E. and C. Stephenson --
Television and its influence on reading / S. Hearst --
pt. 3, Reading education: English teachers and the third way / B. Marshall --
Important reading lessons / M. Meek --
Changing literacy in the early years of school / H. Dombey --
Reading in the primary school / T. Furlong --
Reading for pupils aged 11 to 14 / J. Wilks --
Teaching disadvantaged readers / P. Lease --
Reading at ages 14 to 16 / A. Barnes --
Sixth-form studies / J. Ogborn --
Reading and the university / J. Simons.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Cox ; with an introduction by Eric Bolton.

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This collection of essays by various writers and academics assert the values of liberal education. They insist that literacy is not enough, but that it is necessary to encourage critical literacy to evaluate and enjoy literature.

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