Language and Learning

Front Cover
Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 329 pages
For both teachers and parents, the implications of James Britton's now classic work are profound. Language and learning is the outcome of Britton's close observations as researcher, teacher, and parent of how children shape their individual visions of the world. Drawing in the theories of many thinkers, including Piaget and Vygotsky, the author provides a rich and moving account of how children learn to talk and the role of speech in cognitive development and in coping with the challenges of adolescence. In James Britton's words, "We cannot afford to underestimate the value of language as a means of organizing and consolidating our accumulated experience, or its value as a means of interacting with people and objects to create experience..".

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

FOREWORD
5
Learning to Speak
33
Participant and Spectator
97
Copyright

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1993)

JAMES BRITTON is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London. He is the author of Language and Learning (Penguin), and a selection of his essays, Prospect and Retrospect (Boynton/Cook), was published in 1982. He has also published several books for children.

Bibliographic information