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ERIC Number: EJ815022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Forms of Engagement: The Ethical Significance of Literacy Teaching
Lesnick, Alice
Ethics and Education, v1 n1 p29-45 Mar 2006
This interpretive study proposes a framework with which to explore the ethical significance of classroom-based literacy practices. Overly narrow views of literature as a source of role models or moral precepts take insufficient account of the complexity of text and experience. Through analyses of telling examples from student writing and discussion in response to literature, the occurrence and interaction of six forms of ethical engagement are documented: judging, distancing, empathizing, affiliating, disclosing and resisting. The study concludes that ethical matters are interwoven with the socially accomplished, situated work of engaging with literature and with specific pedagogical structures. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A