The child, the text and the teacher : reading primers and reading instruction
Patterson, Annette J., Cormack, Phil, & Green, Bill (2012) The child, the text and the teacher : reading primers and reading instruction. Paedagogica Historica : International Journal of the History of Education, 48(2), pp. 185-196.
From the late sixteenth century, in response to the problem of how best to teach children to read, a variety of texts such as primers, spellers and readers were produced in England for vernacular instruction. This paper describes how these materials were used by teachers to develop first, a specific religious understanding according to the stricture of the time and second, a moral reading practice that provided the child with a guide to secular conduct. The analysis focuses on the use of these texts as a productive means for shaping the child-reader in the context of newly emerging educational spaces which fostered a particular, morally formative relation among teacher, child and text.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||reading pedagogy, reading curriculum, literature teaching, sixteenth century reading primers|
|Subjects:||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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Stichting Paedagogica Historica|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Pedagogica Historica : International Journal of the History of Education (C) 2012 (copyright Taylor & Francis); Pedagogica Historica : International Journal of the History of Education is available online at:
|Deposited On:||11 Jan 2012 23:32|
|Last Modified:||01 Jul 2013 16:17|
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