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Lättläst - en demokratifråga
Luleå tekniska universitet; Göteborgs universitet.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013). (CSL; ROSE)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2872-4102
2018 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, E-ISSN 2001-7316, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 35-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Easy reading novelsfor young people have increased rapidly during the last years. Authors,publishers, librarians and teachers regard the novels a tool for teaching,and the books are advocated to offer children and teenagers that areconsidered demotivated and poor readers suitable texts. The democraticargument is vital for the text type is, i.e. that everyone has the right tohave access to literary texts. From a critical literacy perspective, the aimof this article is to highlight and discuss aspects of democracy in Swedishclassrooms. The empirical material consists of 18 interviews with authorsand publishers and text analysis of 17 novels with material for students andteachers. The article shows that authors and publishers use the democraticargument heavily when advocating for the text type. The novels show agender stereotype pattern and the instructions encourage an efferent reading. The article argues that it is important to have a critical perspective ifusing the easy readers in the classroom.

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Örebro universitet , 2018. Vol. 27, no 3, p. 35-52
Keywords [en]
easy readers, democracy, critical literacy, literary instruction, aesthetic and efferent reading
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Languages and Literature Pedagogical Work
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Education; Comparative Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71694OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-71694DiVA, id: diva2:1306797
Available from: 2019-04-24 Created: 2019-04-24 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved

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