ERIC Number: ED111806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
NIE Conference on Studies in Teaching; Panel 5, Teaching as a Linguistic Process in a Cultural Setting.
Gage, N. L., Ed.
The goal of this panel was to develop the means to improve teachers' work on the basis of improved understanding of linguistic phenomena in school settings. The panel organized its research approaches and programs around ways in which effective communication in the classroom is different from everyday talk to which all children are enculturated, communication problems encountered when the participants come from different cultural backgrounds, and ways in which teachers' work can be improved on the basis of understandings achieved in the above research. From this, the panel formulated the following six approaches in order to meet their goal: (1) determine the rules governing classroom discourse and the relationship between classroom discourse and frame factors in the school; (2) study the acquisition by students of rules for school disclosure; (3) determine ways in which differences in dialect, language style, and interactional norms affect learning in the classroom; (4) describe and analyze patterns of student-teacher communication in order to determine the effect of the social identity of the participants on ways in which teachers overtly and covertly present information; (5) specify the critical components of characteristics of natural communication situations that are necessary for the acquisition of a second language, and that will encourage native language maintenance; and (6) develop and field test materials and procedures to improve teaching, and thereby learning, on the basis of knowledge of linguistic process in classrooms. (BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SP 009 494-504