Frame Work in Language and Literacy: How Theory Informs Practice


reviewed by Guangwei Hu - 2004

coverTitle: Frame Work in Language and Literacy: How Theory Informs Practice
Author(s): Judith Felson Duchan
Publisher: Guilford Press, New York
ISBN: 1572309490, Pages: 240, Year: 2003
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When I received an invitation from TCR to review Judith Felson Duchan’s latest book, Frame Work in Language and Literacy: How Theory Informs Practice, I immediately accepted the task, assuming that the book would be on theory and practice in language education, an area that I have been working on for years. But I realized I had made a mistake upon receiving the book and glancing through the blurb and series editors’ note. It is a book devoted to work on language and literacy disabilities, a field that is outside my specialization. The subject of language and literacy disabilities conjured up esoteric medical theories, lengthy pathological diagnoses, tedious therapeutic treatments, and mouthful terminology. I decided to return the book to TCR with an apology. I also made up my mind that I would plod through only one chapter for what I could use to justify my decision in the letter of apology.   I did not stop at the end of Chapter 1, though. To my surprise... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2277-2280
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11363, Date Accessed: 9/23/2020 2:31:22 PM

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