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Poster
PS26P-08-370

FORMAL AND INFORMAL LITERACY LEARNING PROCESSES IDENTIFIED IN DIFFERRENT COMMUNITARY CONTEXTS

[Speaker] Hagg, Carime:1
[Co-author] Dávila, Hilda Paredes:1
1:Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)

Formal and informal learning processes about reading and writing in school-aged children, their parents, teachers and other community persons in the Southern area of Mexico City, are presented. Regarding the use and function of reading and writing in different objects, spaces and situations shared with their group. Community is conceibed as a social group of people where learning situations can take place and is not limited by geographic boudaries (Seda and Vázquez, 2010). Context is used in this paper as the meanings constructed as a result of the social practices and communicative positions within this groups (Kalman, 1999). It is inferred that community develops literacy practices or social interactions associated with reading and writing in different communitary contexts in which individuals participate.
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