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ERIC Number: EJ907566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
In Praise of Amateurism: A Friendly Critique of Moje's "Call for Change" in Secondary Literacy
Heller, Rafael
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n4 p267-273 Dec 2010
In an October 2008 "JAAL" Commentary, Moje took issue with the teaching of generic reading strategies in the middle and high school content areas. She argued for teachers to provide "disciplinary literacy" instruction, focusing on the specific kinds of reading and writing that go on in content areas. The present article concurs with that argument to a point. However, the author questions Moje's use of the term disciplinary to describe the kinds of instruction that content area teachers provide--or should provide--at the secondary level. Middle and high school students are better served, the author concludes, by learning to read, write, and argue using relatively nonspecialized language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A