ERIC Number: ED359062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Gender and Discourse: The Unfolding "Living Text" of a Science Lesson. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 60.
Hazelwood, Constanza C.; Roth, Kathleen J.
This paper examines discourse among fifth-grade students in a science classroom. The authors assess students' participation in small-group activities by focusing on their roles during conversation. The issue of gender equity is raised as an important question to be addressed by teachers, students and researchers in the context of science classrooms. Both authors reflect upon their commitment to enact gender equity in their practice and explore questions and strategies to establish norms and rules that benefit every student in a learning community. (Author)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods
The Center for the Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects, Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Learning and Teaching of Elementary Subjects, East Lansing, MI.