ERIC Number: ED354481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Approaches to Teaching Language Arts in a Bilingual Multicultural Setting.
Gordon, Richard K.; Serrano, Ana M.
A study of whole language teaching in urban heterogeneous classrooms was undertaken to identify teacher student classroom discourse patterns. Using the Gutierrez Index of Coding Schema researchers identified three discourse scripts in the 14 bilingual and multicultural classrooms in Southern California under investigation. These were: the recitation script, the responsive script, and the responsive-collaborative script. Results of the study indicated that most teachers favored the responsive script when providing whole language instruction. There were educationally significant differences between experienced and novice teachers on selected variables of the scale. There were insignificant correlational results on the type of discourse pattern teachers used and the standardized California Achievement Tests language subsection. (Three tables of data are included; 43 references, the coding schema, and 9 graphs of data are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests