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Hadjioannou, Xenia; Hutchinson, Mary C.; Hockman, Marisa – CATESOL Journal, 2016
Preparing mainstream classroom teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners is a growing concern in education as more and more schools host increasing numbers of students whose primary language is not English. Unfortunately, significant numbers of teachers have had little preparation for working with these diverse learners…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hadjioannou, Xenia; Townsend, Jane S. – Classroom Discourse, 2015
In this qualitative case study, we examine the texture of talk in the booktalks of a fifth-grade classroom where authentic classroom discussions were common. The discourse analysis of classroom transcripts yielded 13 overlapping move categories describing the talk of the teacher, and nine the talk of the students. A comparison between authentic…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Comparative Analysis, Literature
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Hadjioannou, Xenia – American Educational Research Journal, 2007
Authentic discussions are dialogically oriented classroom interactions where participants present and consider multiple perspectives and often use others' input in constructing their contributions. Despite their instructional effectiveness, authentic discussions are reportedly rare in classrooms. This qualitative case study examines the features…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Physical Environment, Classroom Environment, Instructional Effectiveness