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ERIC Number: ED348928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-20
Reference Count: 0
Exploring the Other Half of the Dialogue: A Case Study Analysis of Professor Responses to Student Dialogue Journal Entries in a Multicultural Community.
Zulich, Jan L.; And Others
This paper reports on a content analysis study of the dialogue in student-professor dialogue journals with a focus on professors' responses to student journal entries. Nine journals were kept by a multicultural sample of eight preservice secondary teachers and their three professors. The researchers applied Tannen's (1990) theory of symmetry in conversations to discover the extent to which the responses from professors reduced students' feelings of isolation as they progressed through the various stages of the certification program. It was found that the tone of student journals dictated professors' responses. However, the professors did not take the symmetrical role of co-learners in their conversations with students. Rather, they maintained a more distant professor-as-expert stance in their responses. The study also explored the issue of how best to handle student-professor dialogue journal reflection with a focus on individual cases. (Contains 33 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).