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ERIC Number: EJ975722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1578-7044
Pre-Service Teachers' Comparative Analyses of Teacher-/Parent-Child Talk: Making Literacy Teaching Explicit and Children's Literacy Learning Visible
O'Neill, Shirley; Geoghegan, Deborah
International Journal of English Studies, v12 n1 p97-127 2012
This paper reports on the results of a meta-analysis of first year pre-service teachers' investigations of two transcripts of teacher/student talk. The first is set in the home environment and the second in the classroom. Working with specific tools of analysis and knowledge of the role of talk in literate, cultural and social practices they identified evidence of effective literacy pedagogy. They presented their findings in the genre of a written comparative analysis. The results showed the discourse analysis task helped them understand the vital role of the adult's talk in scaffolding children's learning in each context and raised awareness of how the adults' cognitive "moves" impacted on the scaffolding of literacy learning. Outcomes highlighted the need for teacher preparation courses to focus on the way classroom discourse relates to pedagogy and children's literacy learning by providing exemplary teaching episodes, and studying the pedagogical language competencies involved. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
University of Murcia. Department of English Philology Merced Campus, Calle Santo Cristo 1, Murcia 30071 Spain. Tel: +34-868-88-3406; Fax: +34-868-88-3409; e-mail: publicaciones@um.es; Web site: http://www.um.es/ijes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia