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‘It don’t mean a thing …’ ‘literary’ language in secondary classrooms

Duck, Paul 2015, ‘It don’t mean a thing …’ ‘literary’ language in secondary classrooms, PhD thesis, School of Education, Deakin Univeristy.

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Title ‘It don’t mean a thing …’ ‘literary’ language in secondary classrooms
Author Duck, Paul
Institution Deakin Univeristy
School School of Education
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name PhD
Thesis advisor Doecke, Brenton
Auld, Glenn
Date submitted 2015-10
Keyword(s) Education
Close reading
English literature
Pedagogy
Cultural studies
Summary The thesis argues that close reading of literary works can strengthen a grasp of the relationship between words and meaning. It finds an undue emphasis in classrooms on abstracted content at the expense of literary form and concludes that close reading should be restored to the centre of literary education.
Language eng
Field of Research 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
Description of original 313 pages
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Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088306

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