Examining a first grader’s writing through a Habermasian Lens: Implications for the teaching and learning of writing
Mid-Western Educational Researcher
This paper investigates the relationship between Habermas’s theory of communicative action (TCA) and writing. It begins with a review of the features of Habermas’s TCA: validity claims, their corresponding criteria, and the ideal speech situation. Then TCA is applied in analyzing a first grader’s written notes. Finally, the implications for the teaching and learning of writing are discussed from a Habermasian perspective. This paper demonstrates the applicability of Habermas’s TCA in examining writing. It also shows how TCA informs the teaching and learning of writing.
Jurgen Habermas, Theory of communicative action, writing, writing instruction, literacy eduction
Education | Elementary Education | Language and Literacy Education
Cheu-jey Lee (2017).
Examining a first grader’s writing through a Habermasian Lens: Implications for the teaching and learning of writing. Mid-Western Educational Researcher.29 (3), 261-273.