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On Music and Literacy


Hodges, G, On Music and Literacy, Communicating: The Heart of Literacy, Chatter Matters Tasmania, Tasmania, pp. 91-94. (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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While it is now some considerable time ago, I do not ever remember finding reading difficult. In fact, I was voracious, often consuming paperbacks in a day and a night (albeit, often a late night using torchlight!).

One of the reasons for this appetite may have been that as a bit of a loner in a family without television, books enabled my engagement with a wider and more exciting world. I was especially grateful for a lovely pair of elderly sisters who lived next door and generously offered an enticing library of classic literature that fed my appetite. As a result, I also never really found speaking difficult and had a vocabulary years above my age for most of my childhood.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:literacy, learning difficulties, application of knowledge, educational motivation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hodges, G (Dr Glen Hodges)
ID Code:128893
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2018-10-23
Last Modified:2018-10-24

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