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dc.contributor.supervisor Fowler, Leah
dc.contributor.author Pletz, Janet
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-08T15:35:03Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-08T15:35:03Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/730
dc.description xii, 151 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This study, situated in classroom practice and grounded in pedagogic wakefulness (Clandinin and Connelly, 2000), explores the nature of young children’s sense of voice as indicated through sustained interactions and representations of experiences with picturebook literature. The naturalistic research site was a grade one classroom setting in a large urban school. Student engagement and interactions with read-aloud events and responses to literature through multi-modal representations perpetuated meaning making and personal relevance. Coding procedures exemplified the nature of young children’s sense of voice as falling into two broad conceptual categories: (1) Situated Nature and (2) Experiential Nature. The Situated Nature of young children’s sense of voice revealed developmental, exploratory, and social sites of student engagement to literature. The Experiential Nature of young children’s sense of voice described three specificities of narrativity in their responses to picturebook literature: Young children’s multi-modal responses were interpreted as representative of Self- Narrativity, Interpretive-Narrativity, and Aesthetic-Narrativity. The findings contribute to a reconceptualized literacy curriculum which illuminates personal, social, and cultural identities, especially young children’s awareness of their individual sense of voice, developed through picturebook literature in primary classrooms. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2008 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Picture books for children -- Educational aspects en
dc.subject Critical thinking in children -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) en
dc.subject Reasoning in children -- Study and teaching (Early childhood) en
dc.subject Child psychology en
dc.title Literature-as-lived in practice : young children's sense of voice en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en
dc.degree.level Masters


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