ERIC Number: ED254909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Collaborative and Deliberative Processes.
DeFord, Diane E.
As an introducation to a symposium on curricular innovation, a sociolinguistic perspective is used to tie together presentations to follow on collaborative and deliberative processes in pedagogy, research, and evaluation in school settings. Collaboration and deliberation, as processes, are bound by the same constraints and potentials inherent in any communicative exchange, and factors that may exert independent influence on any collaborative venture are setting, participants, roles, and topic. Setting refers to the locale rather than the action and influences what is said and how it is stated. Participants may also bring clearly defined expectations of their status or role within a given interaction. Status refers to ascribed or achieved attributes that consistently influence how an individual speaks, or is spoken to. The notion of perceived role or status may also be influenced by cultural differences. For example, it has been shown that dialect differences seem to affect teachers' expectations and, therfore, their evaluation of students. Finally, topic refers to what the speech is about and can carry "social information" about the feelings of the speaker, sense of importance, and a sense of the relationship in which the speaker is involved. A 13-item bibliography is included. (MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).