Growing Up Literate: Learning from Inner-City Families

By: Denny Taylor; Catherine Dorsey-Gaines

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A couple years ago, Denny Taylor and Catherine Dorsey Gaines made the first of what were to be many visits to families living in the inner city of a major metropolitan area in the Northeast. Their aim: to study the familial contexts in which young Black children living in urban poverty are growing up literate. Through their focus on children who were successfully learning to read and write despite extraordinary economic hardship, this multiracial team presents new images of the strengths of the family as educator and the ways in which the personal biographies and educative styles of families shape the literate experiences of children.

Through the stories of the Shay Avenue families, Taylor and Dorsey-Gaines reach several conclusions that some readers may find surprising.

Title: Growing Up Literate: Learning from Inner-City Families

Author Name: Denny Taylor; Catherine Dorsey-Gaines

Categories: School & Education,

Publisher: Heinemann: 1988-06-01

ISBN Number: 0435084577

ISBN Number 13: 9780435084578

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Softcover

Seller ID: 044672

Description: Paperback in good condition. Cover different than one listed. front cover is bent. edges are bent and rough with wear. binding weak. front and back cover are scuffed. Pages clean.