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ERIC Number: EJ794686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Catching Sight of Talk: Glimpses into Discourse Groups
Jewett, Pamela; Goldstein, Nancy
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n5 p1232-1243 Jul 2008
This article reports on a study conducted in a graduate teacher research class with elementary and secondary classroom teachers. Wanting to create a collaborative environment in which their students could use language to support each other's learning, the instructors formed discourse groups. The article introduces a theoretical framework for discourse groups and using examples from the groups, presents a methodology for analyzing the social practices reflected in the teachers' talk. It concludes with a discussion of the nature of the discourse that supported (and in some cases did not support) the re-storying of teachers' knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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