ERIC Number: ED444580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Taking a Stand: Developing System-Wide Collaborations for Effective Discourse.
Tavalin, Fern; Quinn, Regina; Boke, Nick; Lavigne, Jane
Using the example of Taking a Stand in Cyberspace, the authors articulate issues confronting school, community, and higher education groups as they create online discussions geared to deepen the level of student discourse about literature. Through a collaboration between the Vermont Center for the Book, the WEB Project, and six Vermont schools, middle school students read and discussed three books while teachers maintained an online discussion about the student conversations and the degree to which the student discussions showed evidence of reaching selected learning goals (i.e., reading comprehension, informed decisions, and responding to text). This paper presents the various perspectives of researchers and evaluators, teachers, students, and agency representatives as they work together to improve student online discussions about shared literature. It also gives suggestions for connecting pre-service educators to the circle of participants. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont