Teaching the adventures of Huckleberry Finn: a meta-ethnographic study
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The purpose of this study is to demonstrate how models of teaching literature, and literary theories could be used to provide lenses and alternative perspectives for analysing and interpreting a number of sources and studies focusing on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to inform instructional planning. The study used meta-ethnography, an approach to interpretive synthesis, to synthesise qualitative studies and sources for identifying second-order interpretations around recurring themes and concepts identified by the researcher. To enable interpretation across studies and sources, the researcher used models of teaching literature for developing surface third-order interpretations, and literary theories for generating deeper level third-order interpretations for instructional use.