A Critical Discussion of the ‘New Literacy Studies’

@article{Stephens2000ACD,
  title={A Critical Discussion of the ‘New Literacy Studies’},
  author={K. Stephens},
  journal={British Journal of Educational Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={48},
  pages={10 - 23}
}
  • K. Stephens
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • British Journal of Educational Studies
This paper examines ideas which underpin the ‘New Literacy Studies’, including Street’s critique of the ‘autonomous model’ of literacy. Through a re-examination of the work of Scribner and Cole, the implication that literacy is not related to cognitive development is questioned. Gee's critique of linguistic prescription is discussed. Drawing on action research perspectives, which argue that educational theory concerns the identification of educational problems and values, an approach to… Expand
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