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ERIC Number: EJ824752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Engaging Teachers in Investigating Their Teaching as a Linguistic Enterprise: The Case of Comprehension Instruction in the Context of Discussion
Kucan, Linda
Reading Psychology, v30 n1 p51-87 Jan 2009
Although text-based discussions are considered by many literacy researchers and educators to be optimal contexts for teaching students how to comprehend text, a discussion is an ill-structured instructional space with complicated demands. A challenge for teacher educators is to acknowledge this complexity and provide ways for teachers to learn how to manage it. In the present study, a group of teachers in a master's-level methods course was supported in learning about comprehension instruction through analyzing transcripts of their classroom discussions, a form of practical inquiry. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A