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Using discourse analysis to improve classroom interaction.


Using discourse analysis to improve classroom interaction.

Rex, Lesley A. and Laura Schiller.



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For teachers and teacher educators, Rex (secondary English teacher education, U. of Michigan) and Schiller, an English/language arts teacher, literacy consultant, and doctoral student at the U. of Michigan, explain how to use discourse analysis to improve classroom interaction. They describe how teachers can build interactional awareness to understand how they influence students and how they create classroom conditions that encourage equitable learning. They outline a method for studying classroom conversations as a means to improve student learning, address cultural difference, and make the most of accountability and assessment.

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Date:Nov 1, 2009
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