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ERIC Number: ED296056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-9
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Talking to Learn: Integrating Classroom Talk with Academic Content for Motivating Hispanic High School Students.
Abi-Nader, Jeannette
A teacher's interaction with Hispanic high school students enrolled in Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs (PLAN), a college preparation program designed to develop the basic skills--reading, writing, and public speaking--needed to succeed in college, was observed. The following implicit instructional goals of PLAN were revealed: (1) creating a vision of the future; (2) redefining the participants' self-image; and (3) building a supportive community. These goals were supported through a network of teacher behaviors, particularly sociolinguistic strategies imbedded in the teacher's speech, which wove the cultural characteristics of Hispanic students with academic content in an environment that encouraged learning. PLAN's success may be partially attributable to the strategic use of language in motivating students. The instructional goals and the strategies used to implement them are illustrated on an accompanying handout. A brief bibliography is included. (BJV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A