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National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy Technical Report     April 1990

TR 42. The Word and the World: Reconceptualizing Written Language Development

By Anne Haas Dyson

Summary: Arguing that current research has fragmented educators' vision of both written language and literacy development, Dyson offers a more integrated vision that preserves the integrity of written language as a symbol system, suggests five principles characterizing written language development that highlight the dialectical relationship between child construction and adult guidance, and discusses implications for early literacy instruction. April, 1990; 29 pages.

TR 42. The Word and the World: Reconceptualizing Written Language Development
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