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Author Scribner, Sylvia, 1925-1991.

Title The psychology of literacy / Sylvia Scribner, Michael Cole.

Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts. : Harvard University Press, 1999, 1981.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  374.0120966 Scr31p 1999    ---  Available
Edition toExcel edition.
Description xii, 335 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-329) and index.
Summary What are the intrinsic differences between the literate and the illiterate mind? The Vai, a small West African group, developed their own system of writing that flourishes today, although no body of written literature exists and about half of those literate in Vai have never had formal schooling. Given this situation, Scribner and Cole were able to test mor than 1,000 subjects over a four-year period to measure the mental advantage of literates over non-literates. Contents: * Framing the questions * Social context of literacy * Testing consequences: developmental paradigms * Testing consequences: functional paradigms.
Subject Language and culture -- Liberia.
Literacy -- Liberia.
Vai language.
Vai (African people) -- Education.
Vai (African people) -- Social conditions.
Language and culture. (OCoLC)fst00992135
Literacy. (OCoLC)fst00999859
Psycholinguistics. (OCoLC)fst01081323
Vai language. (OCoLC)fst01163691
Writing. (OCoLC)fst01181638
Liberia. (OCoLC)fst01205331
Added Author Cole, Michael, 1938-
ISBN 1583484396 (pbk.)
9781583484395 (pbk.)

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