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Author Geekie, Peter.

Title Understanding literacy development / Peter Geekie, Brian Cambourne and Phil Fitzsimmons
Published Stoke-on-Trent : Trentham, 1999


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Description v, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "This book presents an account of literacy learning based on what effective teachers and learners actually do. It demonstrates how literacy develops in social and communicative exchanges. Learning to be literate - like all learning - involves negotiating meanings with others, through whom learners clarify, confirm and expand their understandings of literacy and how they can use it." "Failure to learn is due to failure in communication and this book establishes a framework to enhance the understandings required of children learning to read." "The book draws on videotaped research during literacy sessions in Australian schools and is designed primarily for primary teachers. It will also interest academics and teacher educators."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language arts (Primary)
Composition (Language arts)
English language -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Literacy -- Study and teaching (Primary)
Literacy -- Study and teaching.
Author Cambourne, Brian.
Fitzsimmons, Phil.
LC no. 00002133
ISBN 1858560861 paperback