ERIC Number: ED179974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Putting Readers in Their Places: Some Alternatives to Cloning Stanley Fish.
Purves, Alan C.
The reader has replaced the text as the central figure in the teaching of literature. Three techniques that psychologists and educational researchers believe produce better reading comprehension are: the concept of schemata, or the kind of mental outline a reader has when perceiving something; the acquisition or development of an appropriate stance toward the text; and the conscious cognitive act by the reader of examining an experience of the text. There are three functions of a curriculum in literature: to provide literary schemata, to acknowledge that there are any number of possible statements about a text, and to provide students with a set of heuristics or strategies for being an efficient reader. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Reader Response; Schemata
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (94th, San Francisco, CA, December 27-30, 1979)