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Acts of reading : teachers, text and childhood

Author: Morag Styles; Evelyn Arizpe
Publisher: Stoke-on-Trent : Trentham, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Acts of Reading' looks at the history of reading & texts for children from an educational perspective. The texts selected date from the 18th century to the digital age & beyond. They are examined through the eyes of their various audiences: the children, writers, teachers, & parents, so as to explore the act of reading itself.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Acts of reading
(DLC) 2009464326
(OCoLC)277204232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Morag Styles; Evelyn Arizpe
ISBN: 9781858565583 1858565588
OCLC Number: 859155547
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 244 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acts of reading--from nursery libraries to digital screens / Morag Styles and Evelyn Arizpe --
Old and new protocols of reading / Margaret Meek Spencer --
Illuminating shadows : Jane Johnson's commonplace book / Victor Watson --
Bringing 'wisdom into the hearts of young persons' : Aesop, Watts and Newbery as sources for Jane Johnson's fables and maxims / Evelyn Arizpe and Morag Styles --
The deeper game : intuition, imagination and embodiment / Shirley Brice Heath --
Five centuries of illustrating Aesop's Fables / Judith Graham --
Reading lessons for 'baby grammarians' : Lady Ellenor Fenn and the teaching of English grammar / Karlijn Navest --
The Kildare Place Society : an influential force in 19th century Irish education / Valerie Coghlan and Geraldine O'Connor --
The child as common reader : the 'true complexity of reading' and the progress from hell to paradise / Francesca Orestano --
Hiding places of power : the child as a site of resistance in William Wordsworth's poetry / David Whitley --
Cultivating the imagination : Coleridge and his circle on literature for children / Janet Bottoms --
The Olympians : neglect and imagination in late Victorian and Edwardian literature / Peter Cook --
Arthur de Caldicott and the new literacy / Vivienne Smith --
What do fairy tales teach? : updating and challenging the didactic canon / Laura Tosi --
Changing frames : from theatre on the page to galleries as a stage / Elizabeth Hammill --
Reading in a digital age : using new technologies to navigate texts together / Anouk Lang --
Teachers as readers in the 21st century / Teresa Cremin [and others] --
And what do you think happened next? / Eve Bearne.
Responsibility: edited by Morag Styles and Evelyn Arizpe.
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'Acts of Reading' looks at the history of reading & texts for children from an educational perspective. The texts selected date from the 18th century to the digital age & beyond. They are examined through the eyes of their various audiences: the children, writers, teachers, & parents, so as to explore the act of reading itself.

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