Envisioning knowledge

| February 7, 2011

Title: Envisioning knowledge : building literacy in the academic disciplines / Judith A. Langer

Author: Judith A. Langer

Publisher: New York: Teachers College Press, c2011

Call no.: LC149 .L225 2011

From the Publisher: This book by Judith Langer–internationally known scholar in literacy learning–examines how people gain knowledge and become academically literate in the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history. Based on extensive research, it offers a new framework for conceptualizing knowledge development (rather than information collection), and explores how one becomes literate in ways that mark ”knowing” in a field. Langer identifies key principles for practice and demonstrates how the framework and the principles together can undergird highly successful instruction across the curriculum. With many examples from middle and high schools, this resource will help educators to plan and implement engaging, exciting, and academically successful programs.

About the author: Judith A. Langer is an internationally known scholar in literacy learning and Distinguished Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is the author of Getting to Excellent: How to Create Better Schools.