ERIC Number: ED308483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Literacy, Textbooks and Ideology: Postwar Literacy Instruction and the Mythology of Dick and Jane.
Focusing on how textbooks and ideology influence and reflect literacy instruction, this book examines literacy as defined in the public elementary schools of British Columbia, Canada. Chapters include: (1) "Approaches to the Study of Literacy and Curriculum"; (2) "The Text in Historical Context: The Debate over Schooling and Literacy in Postwar British Columbia"; (3) "Making the Text: Genesis of the Modern Basal Reader"; (4) "Reading the Text: Dick and Jane as Introductions to Literacy"; (5) "Revising the Text: Nationalism and Canadian Content"; (6) "Teaching the Text: Enforcing the Norms of Literacy"; and (7) "Standardization and Redundancy: Literacy Instruction as Ideological Practice." (MM)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Case Studies, Cultural Context, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Public Schools, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Textbook Content, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative; Historical Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Canada