TITLE

DESIRABLE READING: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WOMEN STUDENTS' LIVES AND THEIR READING PRACTICES

AUTHOR(S)
Jarvis, Christine A.
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
Adult Education Quarterly;Aug2003, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p261
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
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 haw 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.
ACCESSION #
10251686

 

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