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ERIC Number: EJ915683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5898
Performance and Interaction during "Reading Hour" in a Spanish Secondary School
Poveda, David
Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, v22 n1 p79-92 Mar 2011
This paper examines students' activity during reading hour in a multicultural secondary school in Madrid (Spain). It discusses two dimensions of the event: (1) How elements such as body posture, reading volume, reading speed and clarity were used by students to position themselves in relation to their linguistic competencies, the social order of the classroom and the institutional arrangements they participate in; and (2) how interactions around the text were used by students for peer play by drawing from identities formed outside the classroom. The data illustrates how reading hour was taken by students, especially by some Latin American students, to temporarily redefine aspects of the institutional order they were placed in. These results also invite complicating the outside/inside distinction by showing the multiple layers of institutional and out-of-school life that are collapsed into these categories. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain