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ERIC Number: EJ501017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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ISSN: ISSN-0007-8204
Holy Smoke! I Missed Something Here: Cultural Experience and the Construction of Meaning.
Wilson, Marilyn; Thomas, Sharon
English Education, v27 n1 p53-64 Feb 1995
Responds to the common assumption among English teachers that prior knowledge of a subject enhances students' ability to comprehend materials that they read. Presents evidence from the think-aloud protocols of undergraduate students to argue that having prior experience of the subjects treated in texts does not ensure that students will make generally accepted meanings of those texts. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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