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Alert – kryzys – przewrót. Głos w sprawie edukacji literackiej
Alert – Crisis – Takeover. An Opinion on Literary Education

Author(s): Marta Rusek
Subject(s): School education, Sociology of Education
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: literary education; reading crisis; educational models; introductory lesson; reading as experience;

Summary/Abstract: This article is devoted to the presentation of phenomena that currently determine the role of required reading at school. It consists of three parts. The first describes the process of the decline in readership among students and the problem of growing criticism of works of literature that were previously considered as indisputably belonging to the canon. The second part concerns the reading crisis and the factors behind it – alongside the change in cultural practices special emphasis is placed here on the issue of the rapid growth of linguistic and social strangeness of older texts, their accelerated “aging.” In turn, part three proposes solutions that could turn literary education into reading as an existentially important experience.

  • Issue Year: 16/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 495-511
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish