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ERIC Number: EJ783692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Really Reading: What Does Accelerated Reader Teach Adults and Children?
Schmidt, Renita
Language Arts, v85 n3 p202-211 Jan 2008
This qualitative work analyzes what parents, teachers, and children say about reading when Accelerated Reader and Reading Renaissance are used for reading instruction. Critical discourse analysis offered a glimpse at beliefs about reading and how power relations were embedded in what teachers, parents, and children said about AR and reading. Although school officials hoped to build a love of reading and provide more time for reading, disjunctures were found between what teachers thought was important and what really happened when AR was used for reading instruction. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A