Heroes and gender: Children Reading and Writing.

dc.contributor.authorGolden, Jill
dc.description.abstractEducators who are concerned about reading and writing practices within schools, and their constructions and representations of gender, are inevitably confronted with troublesome complexities and contradictions. Contradiction however can be understood not as a failure of critics to `get it right', but as an inevitable consequence of the competing discourses within which we (as educators, as women, as readers and writers) are positioned. Exploring sites of contradiction can be a fruitful way of increasing our understanding of these discourses, in order perhaps to better resist or negotiate our positions within them. Feminist poststructuralist theory offers one useful tool for such an analysis. Equally useful and important is an explicit recognition of the ethical implications of any interaction between people (specifically, between teachers and children, and amongst children) in a classroom situation. Here I want to explore some of the contradictions and complexities that girls and boys might find in taking up the position of hero in the stories that they read, write, imagine – and live.en
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dc.identifier.citationGolden, Jill 1994. Heroes and gender: Children Reading and Writing. 'English in Australia', vol.110, 42-52.en
dc.oaire.license.condition.licenseIn Copyright
dc.publisherAustralian Association for the Teaching of English, Inc.en
dc.subjectChildren's literatureen
dc.subjectSex roleen
dc.subjectLiterary criticismen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420101 English > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australian and New Zealand > 420218 Literary Theory > 420303 Culture, Gender, Sexualityen
dc.titleHeroes and gender: Children Reading and Writing.en