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Date of Award

January 2020

Degree Type


Degree Name



Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Kathryn L. Roberts


Teacher-Student Interactions with Digital Texts and Print Bound Texts by Dannielle McGuire, 2019: Applied Dissertation, Wayne State University, College of Education. Keywords: digital texts, print bound texts, interactions, students, teachers.

This dissertation examines the differences in interactions with students, teachers around two types of texts, digital and print-bound texts. This qualitative study explores the multiple ways teacher and students interact with two different text types in the classroom. This study is situated within the framework of Rosenblatt’s transactional theory, which views meaning as being created by the experiences the reader brings to the text, and the context to create meaning.

Interviews, audio and videotaped participant observations were used to determine the types of interactions, the quantity and quality of the interactions in digital and print bound texts. The study also explores how teachers choose which types of text to use in the classroom and how they make those instructional decisions.

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