ERIC Number: ED336961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
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Instructional Discourse in an Effective Kindergarten Classroom: A Case of Study.
Garcia, Eugene E.
A set of recorded teacher-child interactions in a successful kindergarten classroom was analyzed using the Mehan interactional model for analyzing the sequential organization of speech acts within classroom lessons. The study identified aspects of teacher-student interaction during formal instruction time at micro-interactional levels. The class had been nominated previously as an example of a successful language minority classroom in Phoenix (Arizona), and a majority of students were limited-English-proficient and of Hispanic origin. It was hypothesized that the model would assist in describing the similarities and differences for teacher-student actions. Results indicate that the teacher fulfilled the general expectation of the model but did not invite instructional interaction in any other than the most communicatively simple mode, inviting student participation mostly with choice elicitations. An 18-item bibliography is included. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)