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ERIC Number: EJ1160889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
A Case of Generativity in a Culturally and Linguistically Complex English Language Arts Classroom
Skerrett, Allison
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v18 n1 p85-97 2011
This article examines an ESL English language arts teacher's conceptions of linguistic diversity, literacy learning and her role as teacher in a culturally and linguistically complex classroom. It further examines her processes of learning about, and developing curricular and pedagogical innovations to meet, her students' learning needs. The successes and paradoxes of, as well as constraints to, those efforts are explored. The paper uses Ball's theory of generativity and recent research on effective English language arts instruction in culturally and linguistically complex classrooms to facilitate analysis. It offers some implications for teachers' development of generativity for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Canada
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