Search results for: Discourse analysis
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Sticky Points: Teacher Educators Re-examine their Practice in light of a New Alberta Social Studies Program and its Inclusion of Aboriginal Perspectives
In this study, a group of teacher educators converse about their teaching practice in light of a new provincial K-12 program of social studies. The most noteworthy feature of this new program is its explicit call for teachers to include Aboriginal and Francophone perspectives as they teach to the program's two central themes of “identity” and “citizenship”. The author reads teacher educators' conversations about their practice to identify a set of educational questions that the author argues speak both to and beyond this specific programmatic context.
Updated: Jan. 31, 2010
'Teachers Are Meant to be Orthodox': Narrative and Counter Narrative in the Discursive Construction of 'Identity' in Teaching
This article examines a counter narrative of entry into the teaching profession. It shows how the construction of one teacher's identity is presented as a biographical narrative that he assumes to be at odds with an 'orthodox' narrative of becoming a teacher. The article offers an interpretation of the personal narrative, told as counter to an assumed 'orthodox' story of entry into teaching.
Updated: Aug. 31, 2009
This longitudinal study builds on conceptualizations of dialogic inquiry to examine how teachers and students coconstructed a discourse of inquiry in a public magnet school. The authors examine the processes and practices that make up this discourse of inquiry. Furthermore, they also study the function of teacher talk in supporting academic and social learning and agency among students. This discourse of inquiry supports students as active, thoughtful, engaged learners and community members. Furthermore, this discourse underscores the critical role of classroom talk, collaboration, and deliberation in meaningful learning engagements.
Updated: Jul. 20, 2009
Resistance and Discursive Practice: Promoting Advocacy in Teacher Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes
The authors investigate their interrelations, interactions, and possibilities for advocacy of/by and for diverse disabled students within the context of two teacher-preparation programs in the United States: Teachers College, and Michigan State University. The authors conclude with some key recommendations for teachers to transform their practice and advocate for these students.
Updated: May. 27, 2009
Building and Destroying Students' 'Academic Identities': The Power of Discourse in A Two-Way Immersion Classroom
Two-way immersion is a model for bilingual education designed to help language-minority students develop additive bilingualism while at the same time offering language-majority students a chance to learn a second language. The article begins with a brief review of the available research on two-way immersion education. Then, using Bakhtin's concept of dialogue and Bourdieu's and Gee's ideas of discourse/Discourse, this article takes a close-up look at the discourse patterns in one second-grade two-way immersion classroom in Northern California.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2008
Authentic Conversation as Faculty Development: Establishing a Self-Study Group in A Faculty of Education
Nine teacher educators in their first three years as tenure-track professors in an education faculty established a self-study group in 2006–2007. This article by the group’s coordinators focuses on how conversations within the self-study group contributed to the faculty members’ development as teachers and scholars. Qualities of authentic conversation provide a framework for description, reflection and analysis of the group’s interactions. Implications of forming a large self-study group within a teacher education program are identified.
Updated: Dec. 08, 2008
'That's not Treating you as a Professional': Teachers Constructing Complex Professional Identities through Talk
This article investigates the identity talk of three mid-career teachers in an urban, public school in the USA, to better understand how the teachers used language to accomplish complex professional identities. The analysis presented here extends our understanding of language as a resource in teacher identity construction by using discourse analysis to investigate how speakers use implicit meaning to accomplish the role identity of teacher. Findings show that the teachers strategically positioned themselves in relation to others and to institutional practices, actively negotiating competing discourses about teacher identity.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2008
Retrospective Discourse Discussions: How Teacher Talk Enables One Novice Literacy Teacher to Make Sense of Complex Teaching Problems
The authors describe a retrospective discourse discussions approach that was developed in a graduate literacy education course. This method represents a reconceptualization of supervising and coaching graduate students where meanings are constructed, problems are reframed, and beginning professionals can develop more nuanced understandings of their teaching and learning (Bogdan & Biklen, 1998; Cobb & Bauersfeld, 1995). The authors assert that clearly stating and understanding one's theories about teaching and learning can help educators converse about, scrutinize, and adapt their teaching in ways that hold powerful benefits for instruction and learning outcomes .
Updated: Oct. 02, 2008
When Theory Meets Practice: What Student Teachers Learn from Guided Reflection on their Own Classroom Discourse
This article explores the impact of an innovative methods course designed around the activity of student teachers’ reflections on their own classroom discourse, for their understandings of the connections between theory and practice. It engages in a foreign language pre-service teacher education in Israel, and a larger study abroad.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2008
The article examines an experimental web-based learning environment in which beginning teachers reproduce the assumptions with which they started out, rather than re-inspect them. Findings show the need for structural interventions within a priori hypothesized, linearly ordered, stages in reflection models.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2008