ERIC Number: EJ592116
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
Re-negotiating the Discourse of Lower Track High School Students.
Research in Science Education, v29 n2 p269-93 1999
Examines how lower-track science students understand shifts in standard classroom discourse patterns. Finds that students insert struggles for social status into classroom arguments about scientific ideas, making it difficult to separate in a group discussion whether evidence or the social politics of the class convinces students to accept an answer. Contains 40 references. (Author/WRM)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Dynamics, Group Structure, Low Achievement, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Secondary Education, Social Cognition, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: Practitioners as Researchers and Researchers as Practitioners II.