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Title: Exploring Literacies: Theory, Research and Practice
Contributor(s): de Silva Joyce, Helen (author); Feez, Susan  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: The literacy educator or researcher preparing to undertake research into their own practice, or into literacy education more broadly, will find a vast terrain of research literature to traverse. So it was with some apprehension that we embarked on the task of adding this title on the topic of literacy to the 'Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics' series. Our brief from the series editors was to present 'a concise historical and conceptual overview' of the literacy field and to identify the 'many lines of enquiry and findings, but also gaps and disagreements' in the field. We were to provide readers with 'an overall framework for further examination of how research and practice inform each other, and how practitioners can develop their own problem-based research'. Importantly, for us, we were also 'to ensure many, often, competing voices are heard' (Candlin & Hall 2011: xii). The extent to which we have met our brief will be for you the reader to judge. Capturing every important and illuminating research and practice-based orientation to literacy and literacy education is clearly beyond the scope of one volume. Writing about literacy, to adapt Firth's famous words, is after all just turning literacy back on itself using constructs that are 'neither immanent nor transcendent' (Firth 1951, cited in Butt, 2001: 1815).
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780230545397
Fields of Research (FOR) 2008: 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
390108 LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
160302 Pedagogy
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
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Extent of Pages: 420
Series Name: Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics
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