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ERIC Number: EJ816313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Behind the Pedagogy: Classroom Discourse and the Construction of the Self
Zhao, Guoping
Teaching Education, v18 n1 p1-14 Mar 2007
This paper critically examines contemporary American classroom discourses and tries to understand the effects of the larger social and cultural meanings that have penetrated the discourses. The central question of this article is why the seemingly justified, admirable, and inspiring ideas of child-centeredness and democratic education often result in poor educational outcomes. I suggest that the unique American construction of the self has helped generate the type of classroom practices that render the educational outcomes inconsistent with their intent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A