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ERIC Number: ED478727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
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Religious Genres, Entextualization, and Literacy in Gitano Children.
Palomares-Valera, Manuel; Cano, Ana; Poveda, David
This paper analyzes the connections between the oral genres displayed by Gitano (also known as Gypsies or Romani) children and adults during religious instruction classes of an Evangelist Church and the writings produced by Gitano children in a computer after-school program of the same community. Subjects were Gitano children (n=30), ages 5-13 years old, residing in a small city in Spain. Results are discussed in two strands of assumptions related to gypsy culture and theoretical insights into the study of literacy and discourse. On one side, previous portraits of Gitano culture as exclusively oral need to be revised in line with a more social and situated perspective on literacy. On the other side, results serve to critically examine dominant explanations regarding the educational failure of Gitano children, an argument that highlights the importance of engaging intra-textual linguistic analysis with discussions of the social and institutional orders. (Contains 61 references, 2 tables, 6 examples, and 8 notes.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain