ERIC Number: EJ922736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Internalization and Participation as Metaphors of Strategic Reading Development
Davis, Dennis S.
Theory Into Practice, v50 n2 p100-106 2011
Many studies of comprehension strategies instruction rely on an internalization metaphor of strategy learning. In this view, strategies eventually enter students' heads after repeated interactions with teachers who introduce strategies and control how they are used. In this article, the author discusses the limitations of the internalization view and proposes an alternative model of strategy learning. It is argued that learning to read strategically is really a process of learning to participate in textual interactions using the language and procedures of strategic readers. The author lays out specific components of strategy learning consistent with this participation view, including: coming to view reading as a strategic process; mastering the procedures and dialogue of strategic reading; and considering the possibility for resistance of the strategic reading identity. He describes key issues made evident by the participation metaphor that teachers should address as they continue to teach comprehension strategies.
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Figurative Language, Cognitive Style, Grade 5, Learning Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Student Adjustment, Teacher Influence, Self Concept, Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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