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ERIC Number: EJ1171538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
The Schooling of Texts in the Pedagogy Courses
da Silva, Elizabeth Maria; Castanheira, Maria LĂșcia
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v46 n3-4 p379-389 Dec 2016
This article examines how literate actions of reading texts in academic contexts are characterized in semi-structured interviews with first-year and senior students at a Brazilian federal university. Adopting a social perspective of literacy and an ethnographic perspective, the analysis reveals that the literate action of reading texts is associated with a practice of literacy whose nature is schooled--that is, constituted and oriented by schooling goals and assessment logic--and relatively tacit for its participants. It also shows that the purpose of reading in undergraduate courses is the same as in secondary and high school. In this perspective, students are asked to read in order to fulfil a given pedagogical activity--and the texts proposed for reading in the classroom automatically become objects of teaching. The article concludes that educators need to put more attention on the teaching of reading in academic contexts, from incentives to development of a reflexive posture in relation to aims and ways in which reading happens in academic contexts, contributing to the expansion of students' academic literacy practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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