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ERIC Number: EJ1022618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 250
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
Classroom Dialogue: A Systematic Review across Four Decades of Research
Howe, Christine; Abedin, Manzoorul
Cambridge Journal of Education, v43 n3 p325-356 2013
Recognizing that empirical research into classroom dialogue has been conducted for about 40?years, a review is reported of 225 studies published between 1972 and 2011. The studies were identified through systematic search of electronic databases and scrutiny of publication reference lists. They focus on classroom dialogue in primary and secondary classrooms, covering the full age range of compulsory schooling. The methods of data collection and analysis used in the studies are described and discussed, with changes and continuities over time highlighted. Study results are then summarized and integrated to present a succinct picture of what is currently known and where future research might profitably be directed. One key message is that much more is known about how classroom dialogue is organized than about whether certain modes of organization are more beneficial than others. Moreover, epistemological and methodological change may be required if the situation is to be remedied.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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