ERIC Number: EJ781027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Is Silence Golden? What Silent Participants Might Be Learning in Discourse-Rich Classrooms
Hillen, Amy F.; Smith, Margaret S.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v13 n5 p305-311 Dec 2007
Since communication is an important feature of classrooms in which students are engaged in doing challenging mathematics, one concern that might be raised for teachers who are creating discourse-rich learning environments is what students who remain silent during discussions might learn. In this article, the authors consider this issue by examining the learning of one silent participant--a preservice secondary mathematics teacher.
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Classroom Communication, Mathematics Instruction, Knowledge Level, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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