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ERIC Number: EJ1107698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
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A New Beginning? John Yandell's "The Social Construction of Meaning: Reading Literature in Urban Classrooms"
Doecke, Brenton
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v21 n2 p139-149 2014
John Yandell's "The Social Construction of Meaning: Reading Literature in Urban Classrooms" provides a powerful counterpoint to current policy discourse in education. By focusing on the social interactions that occur in the classrooms of two English teachers, Yandell shows how their pupils are able to explore dimensions of language and experience that far exceed the outcomes prescribed by official curriculum documents. This is because their teachers conceive of reading as a social activity in which everyone can participate. Yandell thereby affirms the value of a literary education as an integral part of an educational project that is genuinely democratic and inclusive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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