Issues and Insights for Promoting Agency, Voice and Subjecthood in Reading and Assessment

| March 25, 2009
Title
Issues and Insights for Promoting Agency, Voice and Subjecthood in Reading and Assessment

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Authors
Sivakumar Sivasubramaniam
Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi

Bio Data
Dr. Sivakumar Sivasubramaniam is Assistant Professor of Communication at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. He also serves the Asian EFL Journal Editorial Board as Associate Editor. He has been a foreign language/ second language educator for over thirty years now and has taught English in India, Ethiopia, Thailand and Bahrain and Armenia. He holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Madras, India, an MA in (Linguistics) TESOL from the University of Surrey, U.K and a PhD in English Studies from the University of Nottingham, U.K. His research interests include response-centered reading/writing pedagogies, second language advocacy, narratives in language education, genre-based approaches to reading and writing in EAP.

Abstract
The paper invites teachers of reading to view response as a consequence of reading. By signposting a set of educational values and beliefs that underlie reading practices, the article urges the teachers of reading to factor in response in their assessment practices. It is believed that the theoretical issues and insights discussed in the article will strengthen the teachers understanding of response-based assessment practices in EFL/ESL settings.

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Category: Quarterly Journal, Volume 11 Issue 1