ERIC Number: EJ617298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Reading Shakespeare in the Heterogeneous Classroom.
O'Malley, Susan Gushee
Radical Teacher, n58 p16-20 Fall 2000
Describes one college professor's teaching practice that enables diverse students to bring their own personal and cultural background to bear upon Shakespeare's plays, thus helping them develop their readings of the plays. Her approach involves decentering Shakespeare and encouraging students to read the texts critically from their own cultural perspective. Analyzes difficulties and limitations of such an approach. (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Critical Reading, Cultural Influences, Cultural Relevance, Diversity (Student), Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Reading Comprehension
Center for Critical Education, Inc., Box 383316, Cambridge, MA 02238.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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