ERIC Number: EJ1167431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Imaginative Possibilities or Moral Fable? Different Ways of Reading "A Christmas Carol"
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v25 n1 p3-13 2018
This essay considers the assumption that the study of English involves engaging students' imaginations to explore a range of interpretations and hypothesise about meaning. It goes on to explore the reading positions of two students in a Year 10 class, who were studying "A Christmas Carol" at GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education). While one of the students exemplifies the dominant assumptions about reading, this essay argues that the other student challenges them, by seeking certainties from the novella. Finally, the essay considers the ways in which progression is framed with relation to reading practices, and the implications for my practice.
Descriptors: Moral Values, English Literature, Secondary School Students, Novels, Reading Processes, Student Attitudes, Imagination, English Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom