‘Do I have to spell it out?’ Dyslexia, Lexism, and an object of comparison.

Collinson, Craig (2018) ‘Do I have to spell it out?’ Dyslexia, Lexism, and an object of comparison. British Journal of Special Education, 45 (2). pp. 124-140. ISSN 0952-3383 DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8578.12213

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Abstract

In this paper I mount an attack on the problematic conceptions of literacy that lie behind the Interim teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 2 (Standards and Testing Agency, 2015) and the Key Stage 2 English and grammar, punctuation and spelling tests. I employ an object of comparison (a philosophical method), for attitudes towards literacy and dyslexics. I challenge current conceptions of the Othering of, and discrimination against, dyslexics. I argue for the concept of ‘Lexism’ as an alternative explanatory account for the existence of dyslexics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dyslexia, Lexism, Policy, Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Education
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 15:21
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/9970

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