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ERIC Number: ED344232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Seeing with an I.
Grube, Holly A.
Modes of writing utilized within school systems leave little room for students to infuse personal perspectives as objective and formal expression are given higher merit. This approach has marginalized students and created environments not conducive to the process of written expression. Heeding the educational movement of experts in the discipline of reading to treat the making of meaning as an individual action equally dependent upon the reader, the text, and the situation in which the reading of text occurs, writing instruction needs to also accommodate individual attempts to develop meaning: education must integrate students' personal voice. "I-voices" provide students with the means through which identity can be explored and expressed. It promotes such essential writing aspects as personal reality, meaningfulness, ownership, risk taking, and reduces the tendencies for cognitive overload. Employed into the school system, it fosters the environmental mode of instruction as well as a productive form of instructional scaffolding. Seeing with an "I" provides writers with a larger perspective of the world, allowing them to occupy a personal space in it. One Illustration is included; 32 references are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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