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[Xmca-l] Re: Can symbols help people learning to read?



Andy, you might take a look at Kyosho Amano's chapter 
Improvement of schoolchildren's reading and writing ability through the formation of linguistic awareness

in the volume Perspectives on Activity Theory (edited by Engeström, Miettinen & Punamäki, 1999).

Regards,

Yrjö


On Mar 11, 2015, at 7:59 AM, Andy Blunden wrote:

> I am forwarding this message from a good friend who has a question about literacy education.
> If you know of research on this question, perhaps you could cc Mike B. in your reply.
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> My sister is in the education field and she is looking for theory and research to refute an influential paper which claims introducing symbols to non-readers actually hampers their ability to develop literacy skills. The little I have read on AT and semiotics seems to at least indicate that under certain conditions, symbols can aid literacy. But I am looking for something specific and/or definite.
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> Andy
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