Socialization to Writing: When Writing Is Not “School-Like.”
This paper presents a case study on writing in a home setting. It is based on the notes written by an eight-year-old girl for approximately one year. The notes are analyzed from the perspective of practical theory whereby theories emerging from the notes are put forth and discussed in relation to writing instruction. This paper shows that writing is a social practice situated within multiple Discourses (with a capital “D”). It argues that writing is acquired through socialization rather than learned merely as an academic skill in a setting deprived of sociocultural influences.
writing, writing instruction, Discourse
Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Language and Literacy Education
Cheu-jey Lee (2015).
Socialization to Writing: When Writing Is Not “School-Like.”. Talking Points.27 (1), 13-20.