ERIC Number: EJ672871
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Constructing Literacy: How Goals, Activity Systems, and Text Shape Classroom Practice.
Ares, Nancy M.; Peercy, Megan M.
Journal of Literacy Research, v35 n1 p633-62 Spr 2003
Contends that a focus on social interaction in classrooms provides important perspectives on how teachers' and students' actions and the characteristics of the learning environment shape classroom interactions and outcomes. Identifies features of the classroom context that shape students' participation in the classroom literacy community. Explains that goals for participation, activity systems, and texts used and produced emerged as profound influences on students' opportunities to participate. (PM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A