Date of Award
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Paul Farber
Dr. Gunilla Holm
Dr. Ron Crowell
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study analyzes Michigan's New Definition of Reading, its theoretical foundations and instructional implications as these enter classroom practice. Designed as a qualitative case study of reading instruction in a fifth grade classroom, this study documents the way that a teacher and her students approach and come to understand literacy under the bureaucratic and organizational imperatives of practice. The disempowering effects of such patterns of practice are described in relation to the purported aims of reading instruction.
Kaufman, Julie H., "Michigan's New Definition of Reading: The Promise of Literacy and the Paradox of Practice" (1994). Master's Theses. 3305.