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New readings on literacy and reading

The field of literacy and reading has over the last half century been a scene of controversy and debate, particularly in the English speaking world.

Some of these debates are now on their way to being settled and this list of readings and presentations about literacy, reading (and numeracy and mathematical skills) includes some of the latest neuro-cognitive research on how people read, learn to read and how it impacts on their cognition.

Apart from being listed, all of these texts are downloadable in Adobe Acrobat format or as HTML. These text are intended to serve as a resource and readers are free to make a limited number of copies of these texts for non-profit educational purposes.

Copyright for all these texts resides with the individual author or the specified copyright holder.


 

The debates about literacy and reading

What constitutes “literacy” is not a self-evident matter as the very concept of literacy has been hotly contested amongst academics and literacy and reading practitioners.