Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/21992
Title: 
Authors: 
Subjects: 
Reading
Social class
Singapore
Socio-spatial
Case study
School libraries
Issue Date: 
2016
Citation: 
Loh, C. E. (2016). Levelling the reading gap: A socio-spatial study of school libraries and reading in Singapore. Literacy, 50(1), 3-13. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lit.12067
Abstract: 
This article takes a comparative socio-spatial approach at the intersection of social class and reading politics to provide a fresh way of examining school reading policies and practices, unearthing previously hidden spaces of inequity for reading intervention. The juxtaposition of two nested case studies in Singapore, one of an elite all-boys’ school and another of a coeducational government school with students in different academic tracks, revealed inequitable practices, specifically in the designs and uses of school library spaces between schools serving different social classes. The study argues that attempts to design reading interventions should move away from the view of student-as-problem to structure-as-problem in order to discover new perspectives 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.
Description: 
This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Literacy. The published version is available online at https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lit.12067
URI: 
DOI: 
File Permission: 
Open
File Availability: 
With file
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
L-50-1-3.pdf476.57 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

8
checked on Nov 22, 2022

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

9
checked on Nov 24, 2022

Page view(s)

61
checked on Nov 24, 2022

Download(s) 50

110
checked on Nov 24, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.