ERIC Number: EJ1054479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Revisiting the Role of Explicit Genre Instruction in the Classroom
Frankel, Katherine K.
Journal of Education, v193 n1 p17-30 2013
At the end of the twentieth century, genre theorists and practitioners debated the possibility of explicitly teaching genres in classrooms. Though the debate is decades old, it continues to be relevant to contemporary discussions about literacy instruction because it addresses questions about how to provide all students with access to genres of power. In this article, I highlight one example of explicit genre instruction in Australia that is particularly noteworthy for its critical and dialogic aspects, and then make connections between this approach and similar theoretical and pedagogical work in the United States. I conclude with a discussion of some of the implications for pedagogy that are derived from my analysis.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Literacy Education, Context Effect, Power Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia