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Discourse, Learning, and Schooling

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Courtney B. Cazden, Catherine Dorsey-Gaines, Joel E. Dworin, Frederick Erickson, Cynthia M. Garnett, Deborah Hicks, Alex Kozulin, Brenda Kurland, Sarah Michaels, Luis C. Moll, Mary Catherine O'Connor, Catherine Snow
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  • Date Published: December 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521087926

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  • Discourse, Learning, and Schooling explores theoretical and methodological relationships between childrens' discourse--or socially used language--and their learning in educational settings. Authors in this volume address a range of issues, including literacy, authorship, the construction of self, and classroom interaction. The chapters range from research studies of classroom discourse to essays reflecting on discourse and literacies. Collectively these chapters reflect both sociocognitive perspectives on relations among discourse, learning, and schooling, and sociocultural perspectives on discourse and literacies among diverse cultural groups.

    • Research and writing from multidisciplinary perspectives (psychology, sociolinguistics, education, literary theory)
    • Authors represented are some of the leading scholarly figures in the field of discourse and education
    • The volume both pulls together two complementary strands of research and writing (sociocognitive and sociocultural) and provides directions for future researchers in the field
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    "The deft integration of theoretical essays and research studies makes this book a valuable resource for educators and researchers. This volume is a must for scholars and practitioners alike." Elliot A. Singer, Anthropology & Education Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521087926
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Deborah Hicks
    Part I. Classroom Discourses:
    2. Going for the zone: the social and cognitive ecology of interaction in classroom conversations Frederick Erickson
    3. Shifting participant frameworks: orchestrating thinking practices in group discussion Mary Catherine O'Connor and Sarah Michaels
    4. Contextual inquiries: a discourse-oriented study of classroom learning Deborah Hicks
    Part II. Literacy, Psychology, and Pedagogy:
    5. A literary model for psychology Alex Kozulin
    6. Selective traditions: readings of Vygotsky in writing pedagogy Courtney B. Cazden
    Part III. Discourse and Literacies:
    7. Sticking to the point: talk about magnets as a context for engaging in scientific discourse Catherine Snow and Brenda Kurland
    8. Biliteracy development in classrooms: social dynamics and cultural possibilities Luis C. Moll and Joel E. Dworin
    9. The role of the Black Church in growing up literate: implications for literary research Catherine Dorsey-Gaines and Cynthia M. Garnett.

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    Deborah Hicks, University of Delaware


    Courtney B. Cazden, Catherine Dorsey-Gaines, Joel E. Dworin, Frederick Erickson, Cynthia M. Garnett, Deborah Hicks, Alex Kozulin, Brenda Kurland, Sarah Michaels, Luis C. Moll, Mary Catherine O'Connor, Catherine Snow

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