Remediation as Social Construct: Perspectives from an Analysis of Classroom Discourse.

@article{Hull1991RemediationAS,
  title={Remediation as Social Construct: Perspectives from an Analysis of Classroom Discourse.},
  author={G. Hull},
  journal={College Composition and Communication},
  year={1991},
  volume={42},
  pages={299-329}
}
  • G. Hull
  • Published 1991
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • College Composition and Communication
In this paper, we examine remediation as a social construct, as the product of perceptions and beliefs about literacy and learning, and we illustrate some ways in which inaccurate and limiting notions of learners as being somehow cognitively defective and in need of "remedy" can be created and played out in the classroom. We will look closely at one student in one lesson and detail the interactional processes that contribute to her being defined as remedial-this specific case, however, is also… Expand

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