Living Literacy: The Human Foundations of Speaking, Writing and Reading

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By Michael Rose

The life and nature of language itself is breaking down under the adverse pressure of modern society. In Living Literacy Michael Rose maps out how our command of the written word is threatened by inappropriate electronic media and fundamental flaws in the education system. He investigates the nature of literacy and how it relates to child development, and examines what really works in preparing for and teaching literacy.

His wise and thoughtful book will help teachers and parents to prepare children for the transition to literacy through conversation, story, song and play, ensuring that formal reading and writing are introduced in a relevant and living way.

Michael Rose is a founder teacher of the York Steiner School, and a tutor of the North of England Steiner Teacher Training Course. He is the co-author of Ready to Learn, also published by Hawthorn Press.

Michael Rose’s wise and compassionate book is essential reading for everyone interested in education. It takes us to the heart of the matter of literacy.
— Josie Alwyn, MA Lit, Assistant Director, London Waldorf Teacher Training Seminar
An extraordinarily thoughtful book that understands the value and importance of literacy not simply as a tool but as a living, breathing part of our selves and our relation to the world … a book that should be read by all parents and teachers.
— Kate Atkinson, author ofBehind the Scenes at the Museum
Wonderfully presented, this book contains vital information which should be read by anyone who works with children … An absolutely essential guide to understanding how humans develop the ability to read and write.
— The Mother

About the Author

Michael Rose is a founder teacher of the York Steiner School, and a tutor on the North of England Steiner Teacher Training Course. He is the co-author of Ready to Learn, also published by Hawthorn Press.

 

Publisher: Hawthorn Press
Pages: 274
Size: 20.6 x 14.8 cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781903458525
Publication date: 2007/05

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