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ERIC Number: EJ794987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Evaluating Classroom Dialogue: Reconciling Internal and External Accountability
Laverty, Megan; Gregory, Maughn
Theory and Research in Education, v5 n3 p281-308 2007
In this article we present an instrument to be used by students and professors to evaluate classroom dialogue. We begin with an explanation of the classroom community of inquiry and why we value it as a pedagogical approach. We then describe our different reasons for evaluating classroom dialogue--including institutional, professional and pedagogical accountability--and describe the inherent conflicts among these reasons. We explain how our evaluation instrument was designed to ameliorate these conflicts. We recount a number of theoretical and practical problems we encountered in designing and implementing the instrument and explain how we attempted to overcome these problems. We conclude the article by describing the advantages and disadvantages of our instrument in light of our analysis of data gathered from its first implementation. (Contains 2 figures and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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