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Defining Literacy Standards: Essays on Assessment, Inclusion, Pedagogy and Civic Engagement
 

Defining Literacy Standards: Essays on Assessment, Inclusion, Pedagogy and Civic Engagement (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

Edited by Horning, Alice S.
Edited by Sudol, Ronald A.

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As individual institutions of education at all levels respond to the call for greater accountability and assessment, those who teach literacy face the challenging task of choosing what to measure and how to measure it. Both defining literacy clearly and tying that definition to s...trategies for assessment are two of many challenges faced by educators, theorists, and members of the public who assume responsibility for assessing literacy as well as developing and improving literacy programs. In a pluralistic and democratic society sensitive to multicultural variation, we need to find our way between the competing needs for inclusiveness and for clear and useful standards. Multiple definitions of literacy raise the issue of whether there can be a standard or set of standards and if so, what they are in an environment of multiple literacies. Indeed, the downside of the defeat of older monolithic notions of literacy is the undermining or at least the questioning of well-established methods of literacy assessment. To some extent, the older methods of assessment have been revised in the light of more expansive definitions of literacy. But will this kind of revision be enough? How are the criteria for judgment to be known and applied? Thus, this volume addresses the problems of assessing literacy development in the context of multiple and inclusive definitions. Each section consists of chapters that deal with the issue of definitions per se, with standards in postsecondary settings, with the K-12 situation, and with alternative, non-school environments where literacy is critical to human functioning in a democratic society.
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ISBN 9781433141997
Released NZ 14 Dec 2018
Publisher Peter Lang
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Series Studies in Composition and Rhetoric (part: 10)
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ISBN-13 9781433141997
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Peter Lang
Imprint Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Released 14 Dec 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Edited by Horning, Alice S.
Edited by Sudol, Ronald A.
Series Studies in Composition and Rhetoric (part: 10)
Category Literacy
Language Teaching Theory & Methods
Communication Studies
Institutions & Organizations: General
Organization & Management Of Education
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 379.24
Weight 309g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Literacy - United States, Language arts - Standards - United States, Language arts - Standards - United States - States, Common Core State Standards (Education)
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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