Towards a Critical Sociology of Reading Pedagogy: Papers of the XII World Congress on Reading

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Carolyn D. Baker, Allan Luke
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 278 pages
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Through critical sociological appraisals of literary theory, research and pedagogy, this volume presents challenges to dominant psychological approaches in reading research and to mainstream discourses about reading and writing pedagogy. Bringing together the recent work of literacy researchers in Australia, Europe and North America, the volume offers novel critiques and theorisations from within political economy, neomarxist and critical theory, ethnomethodology, interactive sociolinguistics, poststructuralism and postmodernism. The volume is arranged in four sections; The Politics of Pedagogy; Reading in Classrooms; Reconstructing Theory; Reading the Social. This collection is provocative and innovative, offering clear alternatives for conceptualising literacy, for conducting literacy research, and for reconstructing the discourses and practices of reading and writing in schools. The volume is addressed to a broad audience of researchers, educators and students.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Political Economy of Reading Instruction
3
Personal Voices Truth Telling andReal Texts
27
The Limits of the Aesthetic Personality
49
A Social Skill
83
II Reading in Classrooms
101
Chapter 5 A Situated Perspective on What Counts as Reading
103
Reading as a Situated Process
141
Chapter 7 Literacy Practices and Social Relations in Classroom Reading Events
161
Chapter 8 readings
191
Towards a Postmodernist Reading Pedagogy
211
IV Reading the Social
237
Chapter 10 Remarks on CognitivePsychological and CriticalSociological Accounts of Reading
239
A Postscript
257
Author Index
269
Subject Index
275
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III Reconstructing Theory
189

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Allan Luke is Professor of Education at the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

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