Children, Literacy and Ethnicity

Reading Identities in the Primary School

Authors: Scherer, Alexandra

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This book explores children's meaning making of the books they learn to read with, especially relating to the intersections of race, gender and class. Based on research using a participative, innovative design with young children, issues of identity, belonging and classroom hierarchies are explored in complex and poignant ways by the children.

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Alexandra Scherer is Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Her research focuses on exploring children's literacies, their identity work and their agency.

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“The book aims to examine the ‘taken for granted’ processes of learning to read, and these processes mainly appear to be the assessment and benchmarking systems. In this sense, Scherer explicitly shows how learning to read in school is an unspoken social, cultural and political process that makes a significant impact on children.” (Kimberly Safford, Children & Society, Vol. 33 (2), 2019)


“This book makes an important contribution to both the social science critique of education and the sociological understanding of young children’s identities formed in a multicultural and super-diverse primary school. Educationalists including school teachers and social science researchers will find their horizons broadened in this study of the ways in which minority children learn to read.” (Katharine Tyler, Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter, UK)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children, Literacy and Ethnicity
Book Subtitle
Reading Identities in the Primary School
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53737-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137537379
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53736-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 198
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