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ERIC Number: EJ792644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
Revoicing in a Multilingual Classroom
Enyedy, Noel; Rubel, Laurie; Castellon, Viviana; Mukhopadhyay, Shiuli; Esmonde, Indigo; Secada, Walter
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v10 n2 p134-162 Apr 2008
The concept of "revoicing" has recently received a substantial amount of attention within the mathematics education community. One of the primary purposes of revoicing is to promote a deeper conceptual understanding of mathematics by positioning students in relation to one another, thereby facilitating student debate and mathematical argumentation. Our study reexamines revoicing in a multilingual high school algebra classroom; our findings challenge the assumption that revoicing is necessarily tightly connected with classroom argumentation. We demonstrate that a single discursive form, such as revoicing, can play a wide range of valuable functions within the classroom. More importantly, we investigate systematic differences in the ways that revoicing is used, by a particular teacher, across languages. Implications for policy and practice are discussed. (Contains 2 footnotes, 4 tables, 9 excerpts, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A