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The Dance of the Dialectic: Making a Space for "the Other" in the Classroom


by Sarah Golsby-Smith — December 09, 2005

This commentary seeks to investigate the effects of Theory in the high school English classroom. Assuming that the epistemological basis for Theory's practice is the Other, my commentary asks whether the practical outworking of Theory allows for the Other to speak in the classroom. I conclude by suggesting an alternative to Theory in the conversational model of reading, having been influenced by Wayne C. Booth and Hans-Georg Gadamer.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 09, 2005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12254, Date Accessed: 9/24/2014 12:24:18 AM

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  • Sarah Golsby-Smith
    University of Sydney
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    SARAH GOLSBY-SMITH is Ph.D candidate in English at the University of Sydney. Her doctorate investigates the impact of theory in the classroom. She is also a high school English teacher at St. Andrew's Cathedral School in Sydney, Australia.
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