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Name:  Alan C. Purves  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Philadelphia, Pa.

-- Alan C. Purves on WorldCat --

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Handbook of reading research
ISBN: 0582281199. OCLC Number: 10300105

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The Handbook of Reading Research is the research handbook for the field. Each volume has come to define the field for the period of time it covers ... When taken as a set, the four volumes provide a definitive history of reading research--Back of cover, volume 4.

How porcupines make love II :
ISBN: 0801303826. OCLC Number: 20219237

Longman,. .

How porcupines make love III :
ISBN: 0801312604. OCLC Number: 29877484

Longman Publishers USA,. .

A text for teachers seeking to understand the reader-based approach to literature teaching in the middle and secondary school.

Literature education in ten countries;
ISBN: 047070229X. OCLC Number: 704791

Wiley. .

The scribal society :
ISBN: 0801303788. OCLC Number: 19775685

Longman,. .

The web of text and the web of God :
ISBN: 1572302496. OCLC Number: 38595337

Guilford Press,. .

Technology's influence upon our sense of self and our consciousness of the world around us has been a subject of increasing concern in recent years. Offering a provocative new perspective, this deeply personal book by the late Alan C. Purves, renowned literacy scholar and English educator, embraces as its focus the electronic medium known as hypertext. Elucidating vital connections between the written word and how human beings think, communicate, and worship, Purves thoughtfully examines the vast implications of hypertext for our society's conception of literacy and our philosophical and spiritual lives.

Using portfolios in the English classroom
ISBN: 0926842625. OCLC Number: 36638125

Christopher-Gordon Publishers,. .