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A new beginning? John Yandell's the social construction of reading in urban classrooms

Doecke, Brenton 2014, A new beginning? John Yandell's the social construction of reading in urban classrooms, Changing english: studies in culture and education, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 139-149, doi: 10.1080/1358684X.2014.897040.

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Title A new beginning? John Yandell's the social construction of reading in urban classrooms
Author(s) Doecke, Brenton
Journal name Changing english: studies in culture and education
Volume number 21
Issue number 2
Start page 139
End page 149
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1358-684X
1469-3585
Keyword(s) literary education
english curriculum and pedagogy
qualitative research
Summary John Yandell’s The Social Construction of Meaning: Reading Literature in Urban Classrooms provides a powerful counterpoint to current policy discourse in education. By focusing on the social interactions that occur in the classrooms of two English teachers, Yandell shows how their pupils are able to explore dimensions of language and experience that far exceed the outcomes prescribed by official curriculum documents. This is because their teachers conceive of reading as a social activity in which everyone can participate. Yandell thereby affirms the value of a literary education as an integral part of an educational project that is genuinely democratic and inclusive.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1358684X.2014.897040
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category D1 Major review
Copyright notice ©2014, The Editors of Changing English
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30065827

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