Transactional Reading in Historical Perspective

Authored by: Mark Dressman

Theoretical Models and Processes of Literacy

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138087262
eBook ISBN: 9781315110592
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315110592-29

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

Let me give full credit at the outset of this chapter to Louise Rosenblatt's legacy as an educator. No one in the history of literature education—not James F. Hosic, not Arthur Appleby, not Mortimer Adler or Alan Purves or Judith Langer or Deborah Appleman or my mentor, Julie Jensen—has had a more positive influence on the teaching of literature than Louise Rosenblatt. If her only accomplishment had been to cause English teachers around the world to ask students what they thought a text meant and then to use those ideas as material in the building of understanding within a class, that alone would be enough to assure her place in history, and to thank her.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.