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Reading Positions and Practices in the Classroom

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This article examines the classroom construction of ���readings��� in school literacy and literature programs. Reviewing contemporary theories and definitions of literacy, it argues for the cultural and historical specificity of reading and writing as families of social practices. School texts and classroom events construct selective traditions of particular versions and displays of reading. An agenda for the reconstruction of school reading as discourse critique is outlined. �� 1991, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Gilbert, P. (1991). Reading Positions and Practices in the Classroom. Curriculum Inquiry, 21(4), 435-457. doi:10.1080/03626784.1991.11075380

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0002299526

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 435

End Page


  • 457

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • This article examines the classroom construction of ���readings��� in school literacy and literature programs. Reviewing contemporary theories and definitions of literacy, it argues for the cultural and historical specificity of reading and writing as families of social practices. School texts and classroom events construct selective traditions of particular versions and displays of reading. An agenda for the reconstruction of school reading as discourse critique is outlined. �� 1991, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1991

Citation


  • Freebody, P., & Gilbert, P. (1991). Reading Positions and Practices in the Classroom. Curriculum Inquiry, 21(4), 435-457. doi:10.1080/03626784.1991.11075380

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0002299526

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 435

End Page


  • 457

Volume


  • 21

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication