Rosowsky, A. (2001) Decoding as a cultural practice and its effects on the reading process of bilingual pupils. Language and Education, 15 (1). pp. 56-70. ISSN 0950-0782Full text available as:
This paper explores the nature of reading for meaning as if affects the reading abilities of secondary-age pupils who are bilingual and Muslim. It discusses the competing theorieswhich seek to account for the reading process, and links these to a study which examines the reading strategies employed by bilingual pupils who have experienced intensive Qur’anic literacy, and seeks to account for the pre-eminence of decoding in their reading behaviour. This leads to a discussion regarding the nature of reading itself,and, by including reference to the varied social and cultural practices of reading, proposes a broadening of the definition of meaning in the reading act.
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > School of Education (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Mr A Rosowsky|
|Date Deposited:||08 Nov 2010 10:29|
|Last Modified:||08 Feb 2013 17:29|
|Publisher:||Multilingual Matters & Channel View Publications|