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Re: [xmca] Obama's Learn Act


What does your current understanding of that work lead you to conclude vis a
vis the push to start reading instruction so early that appears part of the
package of propositions being criticized?

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:03 AM, Gordon Wells <gwells@ucsc.edu> wrote:

> I am somewhat afraid that this post may be seen as "purveying
> academic drivel for self advancement", as Mike puts it." But here goes.
> The second edition of *The Meaning Makers - t*he study of children
> learning to talk and talking to learn at home and school, based on the
> Bristol Study that I carried out a quarter of a century ago, has recently
> been published. As well as the original text, updated where appropriate, it
> contains three additional chapters that survey and comment on what has
> happened since the original publication. I do believe the evidence of that
> study is relevant to the ongoing discussion of the Learn Act.
> For those who are interested, here are the publication details:
>    [image: Jacket Image For]  *The Meaning Makers*<http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781847691989&search_text_01=Gordon+Wells&search_field_01=author&search_field_02=editor&search_field_03=ctitle&search_field_04=identifier&search_field_06=keyword&sort=sort_title&m=1&dc=2>
> * Series:*  New Perspectives on Language and Education
> *Author: * Gordon Wells<http://www.multilingual-matters.com/results.asp?aub=Gordon+Wells&TAG=&CID=>
> *Binding: *Paperback
> *ISBN: * 1847691986
> *ISBN-13: * 9781847691989
> *Pub Date: *01 Aug 2009
> *List price: *£19.95  *Discount:* 20%  *Our Price:* £15.96
> *US List price: *$29.95  *Discount:* 20%  *US Price:* $23.96
>  ------------------------------
> Gordon Wells <gwells@ucsc.edu> http://people.ucsc.edu/~gwells/<http://people.ucsc.edu/%7Egwells/>
> Department of Education
> University of California, Santa Cruz.
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