ERIC Number: ED207355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Transitions: Activity between Activities. Exploring Functional Language. Participant's Manual.
Cahir, Stephen R.; Kovac, Ceil
This series, designed for use in inservice teacher workshops, addresses the question, "How do children and teachers use language to get things done?" The transcribed classroom discourse presented and discussed in each volume illustrates functional language in a real context based on the videotaping of undoctored classroom events from kindergarten and grades 1 to 3. Each manual contains workshop exercises to be used with the videotape, describes the theoretical framework from which the work stems, and includes verbal transcripts of the language used in the tapes. The present volume focuses on what has been conventionally considered "down time" by educators. It is demonstrated that transitions can function as an actual learning event, socially and cognitively. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Child Language, Classroom Communication, Inservice Teacher Education, Intervals, Postsecondary Education, Primary Education, Protocol Materials, Time, Videotape Recordings
Center for Applied Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($3.50 for participant's edition, $4.00 for instructor's edition; videotapes also available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.