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The Doublespeak of Basics [microform] / Dick Ohmann
Bib ID 5301090
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Ohmann, Dick
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1976 
11 p. 
Summary

Public thinking and writing about literacy in recent years has served to confuse and mislead. Facts which support the "decline in literacy" belief and facts which support the opposite view are presented. Phases and statements made publicly about literacy are discussed and placed into four categories: those which use syntax to posit certainty where none exists; statements which are plainly false or which imply generalizations that have no basis in reality; those which treat language and writing as organisms; and those which propose to give causes and explanations for the "decline in literacy." It is argued that perhaps the "decline in literacy" is related to the broadening base of the educational system--expanding to admit previously excluded groups to higher levels--and that translates partly into an increase in equality and social justice. (TS)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 25-27, 1976).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Basic Skills.  |  Educational Philosophy.  |  Educational Quality.  |  English Instruction.  |  Language Role.  |  Literacy.  |  Propaganda.  |  Social Influences.  |  Doublespeak (Public)
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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