chapter  1
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RETHINKING THE MEANING OF LITERACY

No-one seriously questions the need for all children to become literate. In most modern, schooled societies, children are surrounded by examples of written language and literate ways of thinking from birth. Most children enter school at four or five with considerable awareness of the significance of literacy for coping with everyday life. Children are usually orientated to explore what print can do, to realize its power.