Literacy and literate subjects in a health and physical Education Class: a poststructuralist analysis

Davies, Bronwyn (2000) Literacy and literate subjects in a health and physical Education Class: a poststructuralist analysis. Linguistics and Education, 11 (4). pp. 333-352.

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Abstract

In this paper an analysis is made of 15 minutes in a year 12 health and Physical Education class, 2 weeks prior to the final exam. The text of student and teacher talk is analyzed to show the ways that a semi-literate male teacher is supported and assisted by an orally competent group of female students to produce himself as a competent, authoritative, literate teacher. At the same time, these female students produce themselves as literate and glean information to enable them to produce themselves as literate in the exam. The specified task of the analysis was to focus on literacy practices in relation to Andrea, a relatively silent student. The problems of analyzing silence are discussed, and the positioning of Andrea as non-literate, compliant subject is also analyzed.

Item ID: 13302
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: classroom instruction; literacy; poststructuralism
ISSN: 1873-1864
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2012 00:47
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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