Literature for Democracy: Reading as a Social Act

Literature for Democracy: Reading as a Social Act

by Gordon Pradl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867093803

ISBN-13: 9780867093803

Pub. Date: 03/18/1996

Publisher: Heinemann

How does this definition of democracy fit into the study of literature? Viewing reading as a social rather than an individual act--as a way of sharing and testing our responses and interpretations--offers one way of encouraging democratic encounters in the classroom.  See more details below

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How does this definition of democracy fit into the study of literature? Viewing reading as a social rather than an individual act--as a way of sharing and testing our responses and interpretations--offers one way of encouraging democratic encounters in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867093803
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
03/18/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Desiring Democracy

Surviving in the Hall of Mirrors

Challenging Authority in the Classroom

Students Speaking Up for Themselves

Rethinking Our Privilege and Status

Listening to Ourselves

The World from Another Perspective

The Teacher as Listener

Literature and Exploration

The Impasse of Reader Response

Entering the Dance of Conversation

Conversational Responses to Poems

Conversing About Literature Without a Teacher

A Democracy of Readers and Readings

Invitations and Possibilities

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