ERIC Number: EJ392054
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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The Power of Politeness in the Classroom: Cultural Codes that Create and Constrain Knowledge Construction.
White, Jane J.
Journal of Curriculum and Supervision, v4 n4 p298-321 Sum 1989
The form of communication used in the classroom affects content of knowledge that teacher and students mutually construct. Described is how the polite discourse used by a kindergarten teacher and her students, as they engaged in a social studies lesson, formed a context for the learning of certain types of concepts about the world to the exclusion of others. (SI)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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