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ERIC Number: EJ1098436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
The Creation and Support of Dialogic Discourse in a Language Arts Classroom
Sosa, Teresa; Sullivan, Mary Pat
Journal of Research in Education, v23 n1 p2-19 Spr 2013
This exploratory study examined the complexity and interrelatedness of dialogic discourse, disciplinary literacy, and the social environment necessary for student learning. Taking place in an urban school in a large Midwestern city, analysis of three 8th grade language arts lessons indicated that dialogic discussion was sustained and supported by a social environment signifying third space and that conversations must be situated within the disciplinary specific demands for learning. This work offers deeper understandings of the contextual and relational dimensions of educational teaching and learning with implications for teacher education.
Eastern Educational Research Association. George Watson, Marshall University, One John Marshall Drive, College of Education and Professional Development, Huntington, WV 25755. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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