Voices from the language classroom : qualitative research in second language education
- edited by Kathleen M. Bailey, David Nunan.
- Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Physical description
- xiv, 466 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Cambridge language teaching library
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I. Teaching as Doing, Thinking and Interpreting:
- 1. The best laid plans: teacher's in-class decisions to depart from their lesson plans--
- 2. Hidden voices: insiders' perspectives on classroom interaction--
- 3. Teaching style: a way to understand instruction in language classrooms-- Part II. Classroom Dynamics and Interaction:
- 4. In or out of the action zone: location as a feature of interaction in large ESL classes in Pakistan--
- 5. Reticence and anxiety in second language learning--
- 6. A window on the classroom: classroom events viewed from different angles-- Part III. The Classroom and Beyond:
- 7. Socializing with the teachers and prior language learning experience: a diary study--
- 8. Sardo revisited: voice, faith, and multiple repeaters--
- 9. Language learning diaries as mirrors of students' cultural sensitivity--
- 10. I Want to Talk With Them, But I Don't Want Them to Hear-- Part IV. Curricular Issues:
- 11. Curriculum renewal: an investigation into changes in learner and teacher behaviors in classrooms in the sultanate of Oman--
- 12. U.S. language minority students: voices from the junior high classroom--
- 13. Voices for improved learning: the ethnographer as co-agent of pedagogic change--
- 14. Registration and placement: learner response-- Part V. Sociopolitical Perspectives:
- 15. Conflicting voices: language, classrooms, and bilingual education in Puno--
- 16. The functions of code-switching amongst high school teachers and students in KwaZulu and implications for teacher education--
- 17. Different languages, different practices: socialization of discourse competence in dual-language school classrooms in Hungary-- Part VI. Implications for Teachers and Researchers:
- 18. Redefining the relationship between research and what teachers know--
- 19. The tapestry of diversity in our classrooms.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This text is about what really happens in language classrooms. This paperback edition is about what really happens in language classrooms, both those in which language is the topic of instruction and those where it functions primarily as the medium of instruction. In this collection of 19 original papers, the authors utilize a variety of research methods, with an emphasis on the collection and analysis of data. Chapters investigate such issues as language-related anxiety, curriculum renewal, classroom interaction, teachers' on-line decision-making, and sociopolitical concerns affecting life in schools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0521559049 (pbk.)
- 9780521559041 (pbk.)
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