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Desirable reading: the relationship between women students' lives and their reading practices

Jarvis, Christine (2003) Desirable reading: the relationship between women students' lives and their reading practices. Adult Education Quarterly, 53 (4). pp. 261-276. ISSN 0741-7136

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    Abstract

    This study reports research into women students’ reading habits and practices. The research
    demonstrates the interconnections between participants’attitudes toward reading and their personal
    and family relationships. It also reveals how they use their reading to explore issues that
    concern them as members of families and cultural groups and suggests that reading is a matter of
    desire, aspiration, and identity formation. This study argues that detailed qualitative research
    about reading identities could assist in understanding how mature students approach reading
    literary and other texts as part of their programs of study.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: UoA 45 (Education) © 2003 Sage
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > L Education (General)
    Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism Research Group
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Social Cohesion Research Group
    School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Technology Enhanced Learning Research Group
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2007
    Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:25
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/322

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