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On Defining Literacy

What is literacy, how do we become literate, and how can we help children's literacy?

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Spotlight: Bill Stokes

Faculty Bill StokesThis article is adapted from a longer essay by Lesley professor Bill Stokes. The essay, titled, "On Defining Literacy and Dimensions of Literacy Development," appeared in the Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology, Sage Publications, 2007. Read more about Bill Stokes »