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Symbols, Literacy and Social Justice
A new internationally focused book about symbols and literacy.
Review from education.guardian.co.uk
Symbols, Literacy and Social Justice looks at the role of symbols
in supporting access to literacy, learning and information. It argues
that such access is essential to social justice.
The book is in two parts. The first part, Symbols in use: supporting
literacy and social justice is a set of 26 case studies from around
the world, identified with the help of ISAAC. The second part, Understanding
symbol literacy practices: towards social inclusion, draws together
the issues that are raised in the case studies.
Like its predecessors Symbols, Literacy and Social Justice is written
in an informal style. This means that it is appropriate for parents and
carers as well as professionals. It introduces the fundamental ideas for
newcomers to the field, but raises questions and discussion for the experienced
Contents and more information
Part 1: Case Studies
Symbols in use: Supporting literacy and social justice
Part 2: Discussion
Understanding symbol literacy practices: towards social inclusion
Part 3: Looking forward
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