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ERIC Number: EJ568715
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-2194
Conversational Maxims and Scaffolded Learning in Children with Learning Disabilities: Is the Flying Buttress a Better Metaphor?.
Donahue, Mavis L.; Lopez-Reyna, Norma A.
Journal of Learning Disabilities, v31 n4 p398-403 Jul-Aug 1998
This commentary on C. Addison Stone's paper on the scaffolding metaphor for learning disabilities first suggests the flying buttress, which becomes integrated into a new structure, as a better metaphor. It suggests that scaffolded instruction depends on sophisticated shared assumptions about the conversational process. Evidence that some children with language/learning disabilities may not benefit from scaffolded instruction is offered. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Note: For related papers, see EC 619 521-529.