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ERIC Number: EJ814241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
The Effect of Stimulating Immigrant and National Pupils' Helping Behaviour during Cooperative Learning in Classrooms on Their Maths-Related Talk
Oortwijn, Michiel Bastiaan; Boekaerts, Monique; Vedder, Paul
Educational Studies, v34 n4 p333-342 Oct 2008
This study examined whether stimulation of immigrant and national pupils' use of high-quality helping behaviour (experimental condition) during cooperative learning (CL) in classrooms boosts their maths-related talk more than in an educational situation in which such stimulation is largely absent (control condition). A total of 59 elementary-age pupils enrolled in a CL maths curriculum of 11 lessons. They were video taped during two lessons while working together on maths assignments to assess their maths-related talk. We found that the quality of maths-related talk was higher in the experimental condition. Furthermore, immigrant pupils' used less maths-related talk than the national pupils. Implications are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands