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ERIC Number: EJ1152373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Constructing Impairment and Disability in School Reading Schemes
Hodkinson, Alan
Education 3-13, v45 n5 p572-585 2017
This paper examines the cultural construction of disability detailed within school reading schemes. The study by the employment of proto-text analysis followed the "reading journeys" that a four- and five-year-old child experienced during the course of one academic year. The study examined 61 reading books that contained 2199 illustrations, 100 photographs and 1006 pages of text. The major finding of the research is that the reading schemes contained a limited construction of disability and one that was contextualised within medical deficit and narrative prosthesis. The research concludes that school reading schemes are potentially acting as a Trojan horse to introduce a page thin hegemonic that inculcates young children into the systems of dominance and "ableist" agendas which are seemingly replete in our society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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