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Social representations of reading: central and peripheral elements of these representations among teachers

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Author(s): Elsa Maria M. Pessoa Pullin | Leila Cleuri Pryjma

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 207;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Reading | Social Representations | Teachers

ABSTRACT
This paper aims to characterize the structure of the social representations of reading held by fi rst and middle-school teachers from city public schools in a city in the interior of Paraná, Brazil. A free word association test was used for data collection. Of the 322 different words recorded, which were processed by the EVOC software, the elements “know”, “inform” and “essential” seem to be central. For this group of teachers, reading is essential and necessary for knowledge acquisition. Implications of these meanings of reading and suggestions are presented throughout the paper.
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