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Boyd, Maureen P.; Janicki-Gechoff, Emma – Language and Education, 2020
This paper defines the notion of "dialogic local space" and highlights its importance to teaching and learning. A dialogic local space values multiple local realities as it invites us to listen to, take up, and have confidence in our own local everyday and personal realities, and to listen to, consider, and respond to other local…
Descriptors: Poets, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Tadic, Nadja – Language and Education, 2019
Educators have long been advocating for the appropriation of students' interests into the classroom as a means of promoting participation and learning. However, little attention has been paid to the possible issues that interest-driven pedagogy might engender for both teachers and students through its blend of the personal and academic. This…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Video Technology
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Gallagher, Colleen – Language and Education, 2016
Recognizing the importance of academic language for students' success in schools, this article reports on an investigation of how narrative-focused literacy events in the classroom provide opportunities for academic language socialization. Data were collected from one public elementary school in a major metropolitan area in the Mid-Atlantic region…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Discourse, Classroom Communication, Kindergarten