Intercultural conversation : building understanding together
Dooley, Karen T. (2009) Intercultural conversation : building understanding together. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 52(6), pp. 497-506.
Classroom talk has long been recognised as central to student learning. Efforts are made therefore to 'stretch', 'extend' or 'push' English-language learners' (ELLS') linguistic and conceptual development by promoting more complex instructional talk. Conversation is a two-way activity, yet the focus is often directed to the ELL. To address this gap, this article suggests ideas for developing the capabilities of all students -- ELLS or otherwise -- for instructional conversations in mainstream classrooms where English is used by some as a first or only language, and by others as a second language.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||ESL, intercultural communication, talk, mainstream school|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 International Reading Association|
|Deposited On:||29 Oct 2009 22:19|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:58|
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