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City Literacies

Learning to Read Across Generations and Cultures



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City Literacies by Eve Gregory
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City Literacies explores the lives and literacies of different generations of people living in Spitalfields and The City at the end of the 20th century. It contrasts these two 'square miles' of London, which outwardly symbolize the huge difference between poverty and wealth existing in Britain at this time. The book presents a study of living, learning and reading as it has taken place in public settings, including the school classroom, clubs, places of worship, theatres, and in the home. Over fifty people recount their memories of learning to read in different contexts and circumstances. Eve Gregory and Ann Williams contextualize the participants' stories and go far to dispel the deep-seated myths surrounding the teaching and learning of reading and writing in urban, multicultural areas. The result is both poignant and highly significant to the study of literacy.

Author Biography

Eve Gregory is Professor of Language and Culture in Education at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Ann Williams is Lecturer in Linguistics at The University of Reading.
Release date Australia
July 27th, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
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