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ERIC Number: EJ937237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Fostering Meaningful Middle School Literacy Learning: Investigating Beliefs and Practices
Brock, Cynthia H.; Boyd, Fenice B.
Voices from the Middle, v19 n1 p13-18 Sep 2011
This article takes us inside two urban middle school classrooms where the majority of students speak African American English. In addition to exploring the nature of literacy instruction inside Mrs. Baird's and Ms. Lawson's classrooms, we examine both teachers' underlying beliefs with respect to language, literacy, and learning. This inquiry serves as a foundation for explaining why one teacher's instructional practices are far more effective than the instructional practices of her fellow teacher. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A