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ERIC Number: EJ947799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Talk in the Classroom: Meeting the Developmental, Academic, and Cultural Needs of Middle School Students
Howell, Penny B.; Thomas, Shelley; Ardasheva, Yuliya
Middle Grades Research Journal, v6 n1 p47-63 2011
Adolescent learning is a complex process, distinctive from learning prior to and after this stage because of the connection between learning and the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of students in this age group. Indeed, questions about middle school learning examine both "what" and "how" they learn (Gross, 2002). This case study explored eighth-grade students' perceptions of an instructional strategy called Accountable Talk in a social studies classroom. Findings indicated that students reported a better understanding of the content presented, a strong sense of community in the classroom, and an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the diversity of classmates' backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and beliefs leading to a deeper, broader look at the social studies content presented. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A