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Investigating literacy practices within the secondary English classroom, or where is the text in this class?

Yandell, John (2007) Investigating literacy practices within the secondary English classroom, or where is the text in this class? Cambridge Journal of Education, 37 (2). pp. 249-262. ISSN 0305-764X

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Abstract

The Vygotskian concept of the zone of proximal development has been interpreted in such a way as to provide theoretical support for particular, government-sponsored, models of both pedagogy and literacy. This article proposes a radically different interpretation of the ZPD, informed by Bakhtinian understandings of heteroglossia. This alternative model is then used to describe and interpret the pedagogic and literacy practices that are observed in a secondary English lesson, in which students deploy a wide range of cultural and multimodal resources to make sense of a complex text.

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Additional Information: The Vygotskian concept of the zone of proximal development has been interpreted in such a way as to provide theoretical support for particular, government-sponsored, models of both pedagogy and literacy. This article proposes a radically different interpretation of the ZPD, informed by Bakhtinian understandings of heteroglossia. This alternative model is then used to describe and interpret the pedagogic and literacy practices that are observed in a secondary English lesson, in which students deploy a wide range of cultural and multimodal resources to make sense of a complex text. This is an electronic version of an article published in Yandell, John (2007) Investigating literacy practices within the secondary English classroom, or where is the text in this class? Yandell, John (2007) Investigating literacy practices within the secondary English classroom, or where is the text in this class? Cambridge Journal of Education, 37 (2). pp. 249-262., 37 (2). pp. 249-262. Cambridge Journal of Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/03057640701372541
Controlled Keywords: Literacy , Pedagogy
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Learning, Curriculum and Communication
IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (2)
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2010 10:25
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2013 11:53
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