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Alan C. Purves

Born: Philadelphia, Pa.
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: N/A

Biography: N/A


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Alan C. Purves on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Handbook of reading research
ISBN: 0582281199 OCLC: 10300105

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: 20219237

Longman, New York : ©1990.

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

Longman Publishers USA, White Plains, N.Y. : ©1995.

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: 704791

Wiley New York, [1973]

The scribal society :
ISBN: 0801303788 OCLC: 19775685

Longman, New York : ©1990.

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

Guilford Press, New York : ©1998.

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: 36638125

Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Norwood, Mass. : ©1997.