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Purves, Alan C. (Alan Carroll) 1931-1996

Overview
Works: 132 works in 373 publications in 1 language and 9,974 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Encyclopedias  Cross-cultural studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: LB5, 807
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Most widely held works about Alan C Purves
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Most widely held works by Alan C Purves
Becoming readers in a complex society( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural literacy and the idea of general education by National Society for the Study of Education( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays by Theodore Spencer( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature education in ten countries; an empirical study by Alan C Purves( Book )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of English studies and language arts : a project of the National Council of Teachers of English by Alan C Purves( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive explanation of the study and teaching of English and language arts at all levels of education. Includes attention to media, technology, curriculum, learning, and assessment in composition, literature, reading, drama, and language study
Experiencing children's literature by Alan C Purves( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature and the reader: research in response to literature, reading interests, and the teaching of literature by Alan C Purves( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of research in the three areas of response to literature, reading interests, and the teaching of literature is presented. Each category of study is discussed in a separate chapter, with a bibliography included at the end of the chapter. In evaluating each study, the authors focus on the question with which it deals and its conceptual design more than on the statistical treatment used. The authors divide their comments and questions into ten areas and state that all areas point to the complexity of the process of reading literature and the need to show the interworkings of the process. They also conclude that the processes of reading and literary response involve complex relationships among the reader, the literary work, and the situation of reading. Abstracts of some of the most significant studies dealing with the nature of the literary response and related to the teaching of literature are included in an appendix. (Author/DI)
The web of text and the web of God : an essay on the third information transformation by Alan C Purves( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erudite, engaging, and far-reaching investigation of how computers have affected our conception of ourselves as literate, social creatures, this volume will be read with pleasure by students and scholars of education, communication, philosophy, and religion, as well as interested general readers
Writing across languages and cultures : issues in contrastive rhetoric by Alan C Purves( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational policy and international assessment : implications of the IEA surveys of achievement by Alan C Purves( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of writing about a literary work; a study of response to literature by Alan C Purves( Book )

8 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research report describes a detailed classification system for the individual "elements," or types of responses, which make up the reader's total response to literature as it takes form in written commentary on literary works. Chapter 1 discusses the origin of the study and defines elements and the categorical system used in classifying them. Chapter 2 elaborates the categories ("engagement-involvement, ""perception, ""interpretation," and "evaluation"), subcategories, and elements, and includes examples of each. Chapter 3 details the uses of this system in research and explains when it is most valuable to report by element, category, subcategory, or paradigm of elements. Chapter 4 assesses the implications of this classification system for teaching, particularly as its use can affect approaches to teaching literature and conducting class discussions on individual literary works. Appendices contain a demonstration of how critical essays can be analyzed by elements, and a summary list of the elements, subcategories, and categories. (This report is also available for $1.50 from the national council of teachers of english, 508 south sixth street, champaign, illinois 61820, stock no. 14754.) (dl)
The scribal society : an essay on literacy and schooling in the information age by Alan C Purves( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elaborating on the complex nature of literacy from a social, epistemological, psychological, and pedagogical perspective, this book describes the group of people called the "scribal society." The book notes that scribes were (and still are) not simply people who can decode and encode written language, or "text"--scribes must also possess knowledge about what is to be written, to whom, under what circumstances, and what is intended by the writer of a text that has already been written. Chapter titles include: (1) "The Literacy Crisis: Whose Crisis Is It?"; (2) "The Scribal Society from the Dordogne Valley to Silicon Valley"; (3) "What Are You Looking at When You Read This and How Do You Know? The Ontology of Texts"; (4) "What Scribes Do All Day: The Psychology of Literacy"; and (5) "Becoming a Scribe and Other Unnatural Acts." (Rs)
How porcupines make love II : teaching a response-centered literature curriculum by Alan C Purves( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the same spirit as the earlier edition but thoroughly revised and updated, this book is designed to make teachers aware of reader-response theory and its implications for literature instruction and curriculum. The book demonstrates how a response-centered curriculum brings students to a greater understanding of all forms of literature in today's culture and helps them engage in clearer, sharper thinking. The edition includes new chapters on the nature of adolescence; the cultural literacy movement and the insistence on teaching theory; the effects on literacy of television, video recorders, and computers; and more attention to standardized tests and how teachers can deal with them. (Rs)
Reading and literature : American achievement in international perspective by Alan C Purves( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on data obtained from a random sample of United States schools in 1970, this monograph reports achievements in reading speed, comprehension, and word knowledge and in literary understanding, interpretation, and interest of American students aged 9, 14, and 17. The monograph also contains demographic information on teachers, permitting a profile of the secondary school English teacher. Various sections of the monograph discuss the following: (1) the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (iea) studies in reading and literature conducted in 14 countries, which form the basis of this analysis; (2) what United States teachers of reading and literature reported about themselves; (3) student achievement in reading and literature; and (4) student response to literature. Extensive appendixes contain copies of the iea reading comprehension and literature tests, along with student and teacher questionnaires, the Rasch Analysis of Reading, discriminant analysis tables for student responses to literature, and discriminant analysis with rigid axes rotation for literature teacher curricular patterns. (Fl)
The IEA study of written composition( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literate systems and individual lives : perspectives on literacy and schooling( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idea of difficulty in literature( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How porcupines make love; notes on a response-centered curriculum by Alan C Purves( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These "notes on a response-centered curriculum" specify four objectives of an English program in the schools. In the program an individual is to trust himself; get to know himself; recognize his differences from others; and recognize his similarity with others. After an overview of the response-centered English curriculum, chapters are devoted to: (1) the structure of the classroom, (2) means of furthering classroom discussion, (3) ways of approaching films and other moving media, (4) student expression through visual (graphic) symbols, (5) ways of using classroom drama to enhance literature, (6) assignments which stimulate student writing, and (7) evaluation methods suited to the response-centered curriculum. A bibliography is included. (Author/DD)
How porcupines make love III : readers, texts, cultures in the response-based literature classroom by Alan C Purves( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text for teachers seeking to understand the reader-based approach to literature teaching in the middle and secondary school
How to write well in college by Alan C Purves( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cultural literacy and the idea of general education
Alternative Names
Caroll Purves, Alan 1931-1996

Purves, A. C.

Purves, A. C. 1931-1996

Purves, A. C. (Alan Carroll), 1931-1996

Purves, Alan

Purves, Alan 1931-1996

Purves, Alan Carol

Purves, Alan Carroll.

Purves, Alan Carroll 1931-1996

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English (153)

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Cultural literacy and the idea of general educationThe web of text and the web of God : an essay on the third information transformationHow porcupines make love III : readers, texts, cultures in the response-based literature classroom