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ERIC Number: EJ833134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Learning to Read: Discourse Analysis and the Study and Practice of Adult Education
Wilson, Arthur L.
Studies in Continuing Education, v31 n1 p1-12 Mar 2009
Educators are inclined to think that the words they use in their discourses about policy, research, and practice mean what they mean them to mean. It is just as clear, however, that such discourses ideologically produce and reproduce relations of power that benefit some and disadvantage others. This essay begins an argument that educators need to learn to read. Learning to read means learning to read through the stated words and the presumed meanings of those words in our educational discourses about policy, research and practice in order to try to understand what such words might also mean. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A