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Transforming Literacy: Changing Lives Through Reading and Writing (Innovation and Leadership in English Language Teaching) [Hardcover]

Robert P. Waxler , Maureen P. Hall
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May 11, 2011 0857246275 978-0857246271
This book is interdisciplinary in focus and centers on enlarging teachers' understanding of how reading and writing can change lives and how the language arts can contribute significantly to and change educational processes in the twenty-first century. Implicit in its argument is that although the emphasis on science and math is crucial to education in the digital edge, it remains vitally important to keep reading and writing, language and story, at the heart of the educational process. This is particularly true in a democratic society because shaping stories through human language can enhance the quality of our lives, and teach us something important about what it means to be human and vulnerable. In this sense, stories allow for self-reflection and an increased opportunity to enhance and understand emotional intelligence and human community.

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  • Series: Innovation and Leadership in English Language Teaching (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited (May 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857246275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857246271
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,165,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read October 12, 2012
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I am a grad student and HAD to buy this book. But i do like it and it definitely relates to students i have in a low income area. Also the main theme can be used in every day life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars important book for literture and education March 21, 2013
By lynne
The book argues that reading literature and discussing it in the classroom should be central to 21st century education. Literary narrative shapes us as we shape it. Through reading and discussing good literary narrative, we stay deeply engaged with the best in ourselves and find location in the world. Through literature, we are on an ongoing quest to discover who we are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing book a must read May 19, 2011
By sam
This book goes deep, discussing how important language and narrative are, and how much the 21st century classroom needs that sense of language and narrative to create the most important learning experiences. For Waxler and Hall, working in a long line of tradition and innovation, human beings want to learn, and they want to know themselves. Literature is the best path to that possibility.
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