ERIC Number: ED440393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
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Reading Adolescent Fiction: Students "Reading" Themselves.
Van der Hoeven, Sieta
Jeffrey Wilhelm extrapolated 10 different dimensions of response to reading, which he grouped under the headings of "evocative,""connective," and "reflective" dimensions. A study used these dimensions of response to measure some of the activities set by a group of teachers and some of the written and oral work produced by the students against them. All the teachers in the research project were trained at universities whose English departments saw literature in New Critical or "Leavisite" terms. They took on board during professional development sessions the personal growth model of the reader-response theorists, and all are now struggling to incorporate critical theory ideas built into their teaching as well. During regular bi-monthly meetings (which were taped) of the "project circle," the teachers discussed literature teaching in general and their experiences in particular. The researcher followed four of the five teachers into their classrooms to observe how they and their students made meaning of an adolescent fiction text, and teachers and students were interviewed. Excerpts from teacher interviews suggest some initial insights. (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Critical Theory, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Research Methodology, Secondary Education
For full text: http://www.nyu.edu/education/teachlearn/ifte/hoeven.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia