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ERIC Number: ED263762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Education and Teacher-Talk.
Johnson, R. K.; And Others
It is proposed that the role of teacher language in instructional effectiveness be included in teacher training as part of language across the curriculum. Of the three aspects of "teacher-talk" identified (physiological, interpersonal, and pedagogical), the pedagogical aspect is highlighted as the basis for a model of teacher-talk instruction in a teacher education program. The model is derived from the literature on classroom interaction, as well as from original research and classroom experience. The objective of the instruction is to enable teachers to solve classroom communication problems through application of the communication model in role-playing exercises on specific types of interaction and question-answering. Three functional modes are identified (interactive, operative, and informative), and the teaching functions or acts typically associated with each phase of each mode are discussed. Sample exercises are given to illustrate how communication tasks focus attention on the performance of these teaching acts, and teachers are encouraged to consider how their utterances can contribute to the achievement of curricular objectives. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A