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ERIC Number: EJ1100410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
Closing down the Conversation: Discouraging Student Talk on Unfamilar Science Content
Carlsen, William
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v50 n1 p73-84 2015
This paper describes strategies used by novice biology teachers to exert sociolinguistic control over conversations when teaching unfamiliar subject-matter content. These discourse control strategies were identified in a year-long study of teacher subject-matter knowledge and its effects on teaching, and are illustrated in three lessons taught by one of the teachers in the study, two on unfamiliar content and one on familiar content. The findings corroborate two parallel analyses of teaching that focused on curricular planning and statistical study of teachers' utterance-by- utterance speech.
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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