Kieran Egan

Cognitive Tools and the Acquisition of Literacy (2001)

Working Paper No. 5

This is the fifth paper published by The Centre for Literacy in its Working Papers on Literacy series that presents new perspectives on literacy-related topics relevant to researchers, practitioners and policy-makers. The author's thesis is that our understanding of the world and our acquisition of literacy are shaped by a set of cognitive capacities or "tools" that are present in oral cultures and expand in the early stages of literacy.

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