ERIC Number: ED275139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Organization of Interaction in Elementary Classrooms.
Enright, D. Scott
Despite the surrounding controversy, second language instruction for America's language minority children is an important educational issue for continued methodological innovation and examination. The most effective and productive classroom interaction processes and dynamics in bilingual and second language instruction are still not appropriately described. Researchers must work to measure the effects of particular instructional approaches on student learning outcomes and to "unpackage" those approaches and accurately describe what they entail. Using the technological tools of videotaping and the methodological tools of microethnography, researchers are just beginning to construct the detailed, multifaceted description of the processes of classroom interaction, and use it to facilitate second language learning in limited English-speaking children. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Interaction, Large Group Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Power Structure, Research Methodology, Second Language Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Handscombe, Jean, Ed.; And Others. On TESOL '83. The Question of Control. Selected Papers from the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (17th, Toronto, Canada, March 15-20, 1983); see FL 015 035.