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ERIC Number: EJ1059107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 4
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Disciplinary Literacy in History: A Toolkit for Digital Citizenship
Wineburg, Sam; Reisman, Abby
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n8 p636-639 May 2015
In this article, we draw clear distinctions between generic reading comprehension and disciplinary literacy in history. We argue that disciplinary reading restores agency to the reader, changing the typical relationship between text and reader, in which knowledge flows down from one to the other. Sourcing, for example, enjoins readers to engage authors, querying them about their credentials, their interest in the story they are telling, their position vis-à-vis the event they narrate. Contextualization prompts the reader to question the social and political circumstances surrounding the text. In a digital age characterized by unfettered access to information, such skills become essential tools for an informed citizenry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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