ERIC Number: EJ1212985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Challenging the Visual Discourse of Reading: Or, Do Teen Readers Look Like Google Images?
Nichols, Sue; Loh, Chin Ee
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v26 n2 p150-162 2019
Popular culture images of reading tend to portray readers as solitary individuals deeply immersed in reading a single text in a quiet, undisturbed spot. Yet, in our documentation of adolescent students reading in Singapore secondary schools, we find that there are many ways and modes of reading, much of which is social in nature. Through the use of comparative, critical visual analysis, this paper expands the understanding of what it means to read and to understand how adolescent readers experience reading in school contexts. Visual images serve to disrupt dominant readings of what counts as reading to elicit new considerations for engaging adolescents in reading.
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Habits, Comparative Analysis, School Libraries, Illustrations, Art, Computer Software, Photography, Video Technology, Documentation, Reading Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Reading Motivation, Peer Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore