In studying literacy this book has deliberately not started out from education and other practical applications. Nevertheless, such links can be made. As we have said elsewhere:
practice often means education and teaching, and we are concerned here with how new views of literacy can be applied in educational settings. This includes classrooms, which can be nursery, primary, secondary, as well as adult basic education and further and higher education. There are links to be made: Adult Basic Education students are learning to write; university students are also embarking on learning to write in new ways. Putting views of literacy into educational practice also means its role in professional development, where tutors, not just students, can address questions of the role of reading and writing in their lives.