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Volume 7 Number 1 Springs 2013
Illiteracy: Can Dialogical Self Theory Explain and Help? (Comment on Coombs)
Luken Loopbaan Consult, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ABSTRACT. Coombs uses Dialogical Self Theory and processes of identity formation to clarify the origination and resolution of reading problems. But other factors may have played a key role: flaws in technical reading lessons and neurobiological maturation. Coombs illustrates the long-lasting impact of labels, that people attach to themselves and to others. A question arises: how can we foster self-knowledge in young people without running the risks of labeling?
KEYWORDS: Dialogical Self, reading problems, labeling