ERIC Number: EJ1027844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Embodiments of "Struggle": The Melancholy, Loss, and Interactions with Print of Two "Struggling Readers"
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v45 n1 p105-122 Mar 2014
This article examines the significance of the "struggling reader" identity on students' classroom experiences. Drawing upon sociocultural theories of literacy, performance theories of education, and psychosocial qualities of identity, I argue that such an identity is felt, lived, and embodied throughout students' daily interactions. Once identified as struggling readers, students internalized a sense of loss and exclusion while reading in the classroom and attempted to reposition themselves as readers through various embodied performances with print.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Identification (Psychology), Interaction, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Reading Skills, Psychological Patterns, Social Influences
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