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ERIC Number: EJ863652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Classroom Interaction: Potential or Problem? The Case of Karagwe
Wedin, Asa
International Journal of Educational Development, v30 n2 p145-150 Mar 2010
This paper discusses interactional patterns in classrooms in primary school in rural Tanzania, based on an ethnographic study on literacy practices. The paper argues that the official policy of Swahili-only in primary school, together with the huge gap between high expectations on educational outcome and lack of resources, have resulted in the creation of safety strategies among pupils and teachers. These safety strategies include interactional patterns that also constitute a hindrance for students' learning. However, I claim that these interactional patterns could constitute a potential for educational development, if research findings from bilingual education were taken into account.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania