Gunther Kress' book argues for a radical reappraisal of the
phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in
educational practice. Through close attention to the plethora of
objects which children constantly produce: drawings, cuttings-out,
'writings' and collages, Kress suggests a set of principles which
give insights into the underlying coherence of children's actions;
actions which allow us to connect them with attempts to make
meaning before they acquire language and writing. This book
provides fundamental challenges to commonly held assumptions about
both language and literacy, thought and action. It places these
challenges within the context of speculation about the abilities
and dispositions which will become essential for children as young
adults in the decades ahead, and calls for the radical decentring
of language in educational theory and practice.
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