ERIC Number: EJ576623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Talking with Benny: Suppressing or Supporting Learner Themes and Learner Worlds?
Bean, Martha S.
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v28 n1 p50-69 Mar 1997
A third-grade Mexican-American boy, failing in school, proved to be an apt and avid reader and learner when instructional talk was related to recurrent themes in his daily life. The study suggests that instructional talk can be modified in ways that invite and involve learners' lives, allowing teachers to engage students more fully. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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