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Comprehension as social and intellectual practice : rebuilding curriculum in low socioeconomic and cultural minority schools

Luke, Allan, Woods, Annette, & Dooley, Karen (2011) Comprehension as social and intellectual practice : rebuilding curriculum in low socioeconomic and cultural minority schools. Theory into Practice, 50, pp. 157-164.

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Abstract

This article reframes the concept of comprehension as a social and intellectual practice. It reviews current approaches to reading instruction for linguistically and culturally diverse and low socioeconomic students, noting an emphasis on comprehension as autonomous skills. The Four Resources model (Freebody & Luke, 1990) is used to make the case for the integration of comprehension instruction with an emphasis on student cultural and community knowledge, and substantive intellectual and sociocultural content in elementary school curricula. Illustrations are drawn from research underway on the teaching of literacy in primary schools in low SES communities.

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ID Code: 31703
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Literacy, School Curriculum, ESL, multicultural education
DOI: 10.1080/00405841.2011.558445
ISSN: 0040-5841
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
Deposited On: 12 Apr 2010 08:47
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2012 12:13

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