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ERIC Number: ED409718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-19
Pages: 23
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Critical Attributes of Classroom Culture for Literacy Development of English Language Learners.
Hoggard, Lorie Strech
The literature review examines research and theory concerning the critical aspects of classroom culture for promoting literacy development, particularly for learners of English as a second language. It begins by establishing a conceptual framework for discussing classroom culture, then focuses on literature on six critical classroom attributes: the teacher as a guide in literacy learning; "meaningful" literacy experiences; establishment of a community of learners; student ownership in literacy activities; and discourse patterns that are compatible with students' home culture. It is concluded that awareness of these attributes must be supported in the literature by techniques for implementation, and that creation of an optimal classroom environment for literacy development involves risks for both teacher and students. Further research on the classroom culture viewed from the perspective of the learner is also recommended, particularly on how the classroom culture can achieve congruence with the learners' home culture. Contains 59 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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