"Although I have read little, I know I am ready". Case study on an adolescent who does not read literature,"Aunque lea poco, yo sé que soy listo". Estudio de caso sobre un adolescente que no lee literatura

J.M. Castellà, D. Cassany, Cristina Aliagas Marin

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Abstract

We explore with this case-study reading as a social practice in the life of a Catalan teenager who has dropped out of school at the first year of Bachillerato. From New Literacy Studies' theoretical perspective we analyze his point of view about the dominant and vernacular literacy practices in which he participates in-and-out of school. The results show that, in spite of his strong lack of interest on academic reading, he has built, apart from school, a rich and active reading life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-112
JournalOCNOS
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Lack of interest on reading
  • School failure
  • Reading identity
  • New literacy studies

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