ELL Seminar by Asst/P. Loh Chin Ee (18th March 2015) : Reading Class/es in the Space of Practice: Critical Spatial Justice, Social Class and Leveling of the Reading Gap

ELL Seminar by Asst/P. Loh Chin Ee (18th March 2015) : Reading Class/es in the Space of Practice: Critical Spatial Justice, Social Class and Leveling of the Reading Gap

Date
Monday, 09 March 2015

ELL Seminar by Asst/P. Loh Chin Ee (18th March 2015) : Reading Class/es in the Space of Practice: Critical Spatial Justice, Social Class and Leveling of the Reading Gap

Speaker: Asst/P. Loh Chin Ee

This seminar discusses the findings of my study on the reading practices of students, one in an elite all-boys’ school and the other in a co-educational government school. I mobilize comparative critical socio-spatial justice approach at the intersection of social class and reading politics to unearth previously hidden spaces of in/equity for reading intervention. A socio-spatial approach attends to the political, social, affective and material spaces of practice to map out ideological and lived practices of reading within schools, between schools and at national level. I argue that attempts to design reading intervention should move away from the view of student-as-problem to structure-as-problem in order to discover new spaces for reading intervention. Additionally, this study demonstrates how foregrounding social class in educational research is necessary for effective design of educational strategies that aim to transform education and society by narrowing the gap between students from different social classes.

Seminar Details

Date: 18th March 2015, Wednesday

Time: 1030hr to 12 noon

Venue: ELL Journal Room (NIE3-03-162)

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