Pedagogy and the Social Construction of Meaning
Reading Literature in Urban English Classrooms
|Series title:||Routledge Research in Education Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $160.00|
| Book Description: |
This book takes a fresh look at secondary urban English classrooms and at what happens when students and their teachers explore literature collaboratively. By closely examining what happens in English lessons, minute by minute, it reveals how literary texts function not as a valorised heritage to be transmitted, but as a resource for the students' work of cultural production and contestation.
The reading that is undertaken in classrooms has tended to be construed as either a...