Alan C. Purves

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General Information

Name: Alan C. Purves

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: 1931

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pa.

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Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • How Porcupines Make Love, Notes on a Response-Centered Curriculum, Wiley, 1972
  • Literature Education in Ten Countries, Wiley, 1973
  • Assessment in Literature, Pergamon, 1977
  • Achievement in Reading and Literature, The United States in International Perspective, Pergamon, 1981
  • An International Perspective on the Assessment of Composition, Pergamon, 1982
  • The Scribal Society, An Essay on Literature and Schooling in the Information Age, Longman, 1990
  • The Web of Text and the Web of God, An Essay on the Third Information Transformation, Guilford, 1998

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

How Porcupines Make Love II: Teaching a Response-Centered Literature Curriculum

ISBN: 0801303826
Release Date: 1990

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The Scribal Society: An Essay on Literacy and Schooling in the Information Age

ISBN: 0801303788
Release Date: 1990-03

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The Web of Text and the Web of God: An Essay on the Third Information Transformation

ISBN: 1572302496
Release Date: 1998-04-10

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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