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ERIC Number: EJ776594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Imagining a New Kind of Self: Academic Language, Identity, and Content Area Learning
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D., Ed.
Voices from the Middle, v15 n1 p44-45 Sep 2007
Based on the belief that learning is deeper in meaningful contexts, Wilhelm makes a case for creating (authentically or simulated in the classroom) specific contexts that lead students into new identities, new perspectives, and new vocabulary. This is effectively accomplished by framing instructional units or curricular topics as inquiry, consciously studying academic language, and providing opportunities to talk, write, and reflect on the work at hand.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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