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ERIC Number: ED039516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
Some Guidelines for Determining the Student's Point of View. Preliminary Draft.
Booth, Margaret A.
Although the best teaching strategy would seem to be that which builds on existing student values and skills, actual classroom practice falls short of this ideal because, among other reasons, the teacher is not likely to understand the student's viewpoint when it is outside his own experience. The teacher who, however, wants to capitalize on the verbal and cultural resources which students bring to the classroom must elicit language from the students, getting them to talk in such a way that they reveal not merely their interests but something about the linguistic and social systems within which they operate as well. This document presents a set of questions which provide the teacher with guidelines for interpreting the information thus elicited from students. Questions concentrate on the ways in which the language and culture of a student may be different from that represented in teaching materials. The following topics are covered in this preliminary version: giving and receiving directions for travel, telling time, assuming responsibility, internalizing syntax, and manipulating count and mass nouns. Many of the questions can be used by teachers in any subject area, and many are applicable for students at a variety of age levels. (FWB)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.