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Social Worlds of Children Learning to Write in an Urban Primary School… (edition 1994)

by Anne Haas Dyson (Author)

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Dyson supports efforts to make literacy curricula accessible to our schools' socioculturally diverse population. This two-year ethnographic study of K-3 children focuses on six students who would normally be deemed "at-risk" and who do not tell stories in the written language format valued by most early literacy educators. Their literacy learning, particularly their writing development, is portrayed as a social process in a complex social world. Dyson's key theme is the link between composing a text and composing a place in this social world.… (more)
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Title:Social Worlds of Children Learning to Write in an Urban Primary School (Language and Literacy Series)
Authors:Anne Haas Dyson (Author)
Info:Teachers College Press (1994), 288 pages
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Dyson supports efforts to make literacy curricula accessible to our schools' socioculturally diverse population. This two-year ethnographic study of K-3 children focuses on six students who would normally be deemed "at-risk" and who do not tell stories in the written language format valued by most early literacy educators. Their literacy learning, particularly their writing development, is portrayed as a social process in a complex social world. Dyson's key theme is the link between composing a text and composing a place in this social world.

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