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Reading Across International Boundaries

reviewed by Phil Fitzsimmons - January 28, 2008

coverTitle: Reading Across International Boundaries
Author(s): Roger Openshaw & Janet Soler
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1593116640, Pages: 2007, Year: 190
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In many ways, Reading Across International Boundaries initially appears to be a politically and educationally timely text given the current ideological pendulum swings in the Western World towards a more conservative view of education in general and the teaching of reading in particular. However, while recognizing that it is impossible for a single text in any research area to encompass adequately all the available literature, to give full voice to the researchers working in the field or give balance to the counterweights of argument embedded in the field, given the often vitriolic nature and breadth of the polemic in the literacy field concerning the teaching of reading, I would have expected a much more far-reaching breadth of focus. Also, as the specific approach of this text as an edited form is grounded in historical methodology, I would also have expected a much more rigorous meeting of the past with the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 28, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14935, Date Accessed: 7/15/2020 5:33:23 AM

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  • Phil Fitzsimmons
    University of Wollongong, Australia
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    PHIL FITZSIMMONS works in the Faculty of Education at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His current research interests are in the area of Deformed Discourse and the Social Model of Literacy. As part of the team based in the Education Faculty his most recent book publications include Teaching Reading in the Primary Years and Teaching Writing in the Primary Years.
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