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The Idea of Difficulty in Literature
The Idea of Difficulty in Literature (September 1991)
Alan C. Purves - Editor

This book redefines the nature of textual difficulty in literature and shows the implications of the new definition for teachers at all levels of education. Contrary to the traditional use of grade levels or readability formulae, the authors redefine difficulty in terms of readers and the texts they meet. They base their arguments on contemporary linguistic theory, on historical and comparative studies of criticism, on literary theory about reader...(Read More)
 
 
Literate Systems and Individual Lives
Literate Systems and Individual Lives (July 1991)
Perspectives on Literacy and Schooling
Edward M. Jennings - Editor
Alan C. Purves - Editor

This book raises important questions concerning the "shame" of illiteracy. What does it mean to students to be drawn into a world where family and friends cannot follow? Can the same person appear literate and illiterate at the same time? Is literacy, for that matter, an either/or condition? Does it "hurt" to be illiterate in more than one language, more than one culture? To whom can literacy education be a threat instead of a promise?

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