Research on Response to Literature

Authored by: Richard Beach , Susan Hynds

Handbook of Reading Research

Print publication date:  March  2016
Online publication date:  April  1996

Print ISBN: 9781138834262
eBook ISBN: 9780203447772
Adobe ISBN: 9781136610745


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In his book, The Reflective Practitioner, Donald Schõn (1983) describes a typical public school, where “[t]he curriculum is conceived as a menu of information and skills, each lesson plan is a serving, and the entire process is treated as a cumulative, progressive development” (p. 329). Research, evaluation, and teaching based on what Schon calls a “bureaucratic efficiency” model is aimed at providing a normative, uniform curriculum for the majority of students.

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