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Intellective and Personality Factors in Literacy

  • Robert C. Calfee
  • Robert G. Curley
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Part of the Perspectives on Individual Differences book series (PIDF)

Abstract

Few accomplishments are more critical for life in modern society than acquiring literacy: the capacity to use language to think and to solve problems in social settings. Handling print—reading and writing—is an important facet of literacy, but this capability is ancillary to the broader achievement of a formal linguistic register, the conventions and strategies governing discourse in traditional situations (de Castell, Luke, & Egan, 1986; Tuman, 1987; Freedman & Calfee, 1984). By this definition, literacy and its precursors are found in all cultures and societies, past and present.

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Personality Factor Work Memory Capacity Poor Reader Oral Language Good Reader 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Calfee
    • 1
  • Robert G. Curley
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationSan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA

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