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ERIC Number: EJ1109615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Different Ways of Reading, or Just Making the Right Noises?
Yandell, John
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v19 n3 p283-294 2012
What does reading look like? Can learning to read be reduced to the acquisition of a set of isolable skills, or proficiency in reading be equated with the independence of the solitary, silent reader of prose fiction? These conceptions of reading and reading development, which figure strongly in educational policy, may appear to be simple common sense. But both ethnographic data and evidence from literary texts suggest that such paradigms offer, at most, a partial and ahistorical picture of reading. An important dimension, neglected in the dominant paradigms, is the irreducibly social quality of reading practices.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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