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Exploring children's discourses of writing

Exploring children's discourses of writing

Lambirth, Andrew (2016) Exploring children's discourses of writing. English in Education, 50 (3). pp. 215-233. ISSN 0425-0494 (Print), 1754-8845 (Online) (doi:

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This article reports on a study which was part of a two year writing project undertaken by a University in South East England with 17 primary schools. A survey sought the views of up to 565 children on the subject of writing. The analysis utilises Ivanič's (2004) discourses of writing framework as a heuristic and so provides a unique lens for a new understanding of children's ideological perspectives on writing and learning how to write. This study shows the development of learned or acquired skills and compliance discourses by the participating children within which accuracy and correctness overrides many other considerations for the use of the written word.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Writing; Discourse; Language; Ideology; Learning
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Primary Education
Faculty of Education & Health > Education Research Group
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 00:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None

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