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ERIC Number: ED456447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 127
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-875622-43-8
Scaffolding: Teaching and Learning in Language and Literacy Education.
Hammond, Jennifer, Ed.
This book presents six essays that explain where the educational term "scaffolding" comes from and what it means, then journeys into classrooms that demonstrate effective scaffolding in practice. In the process, it shows that "content" cannot be taught apart from the language about that content. The essays in the book are also about the role of language in learning, and about language and literacy education in the context of schooling. Essays in the book are: (1) "What Is Scaffolding?" (Jennifer Hammond and Pauline Gibbons); (2) "Scaffolding and Language" (Jennifer Hammond); (3) "Scaffolding in Action: Snapshots from the Classroom" (Tina Sharpe); (4) "Scaffolding Oral Language: 'The Hungry Giant' Retold" (Bronwyn Dansie); (5) "Mind in the Classroom" (Pauline Jones); and (6)"Learning about Language: Scaffolding in ESL Classrooms (Brian Dare and John Polias). An Afterword discusses further questions and a 17-item glossary is attached. (RS)
Primary English Teaching Assoc., P.O. Box 3106, Marrickville, New South Wales, 2204, Australia. Tel: (02) 9565 1277; Fax: (02) 9565 1070; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown (Australia).