Creating Classroom Communities of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives by Roger BarnardCreating Classroom Communities of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives by Roger Barnard

Creating Classroom Communities of Learning: International Case Studies and Perspectives

EditorRoger Barnard, Maria E. Torres-guzman

Paperback | December 18, 2008

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The case studies in this book are based on transcripts of classroom interaction in nine different countries. In each chapter, the first author explains the specific context and through a theoretical and/or experiential perspective interprets the transcript data. The data are then re-interpreted by other authors in the book, illustrating the complexity and richness of interpretation and creating a dialogue among the book's contributors. At the end of each chapter, readers are then invited with assistance to join in the conversation by providing their own interpretations of other transcript data from the same context. The book will be useful for student teachers or practicing professionals, as well as all educators interested in exploratory classroom research.
Roger Barnard is a senior lecturer in applied linguistics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has spent many years working with language teachers of young learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Professor María E. Torres-Guzmán is a professor in bilingual/multicultural education at Teachers College, Columbia Univer...
Title:Creating Classroom Communities of Learning: International Case Studies and PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.22 × 6.09 × 0.48 inPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847691129

ISBN - 13:9781847691125

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Viv EdwardsIntroduction - Roger Barnard, María E. Torres-Guzmán and John F. FanselowNotes on contributorsTranscript conventions1. Under the interactional umbrella: Presentation and collaboration in Japanese classroom discourse. - Take 1 - Fred E. Anderson; Take 2 - Sylvia Wolfe2. Teaching content, learning language: Socialising ESL students into classroom practices in Australia. - Take 1 - Rhonda Oliver; Take 2 - James McLellan3. Socialisation and 'safetalk' in upper primary English language classroom in Brunei Darussalem. - Take 1 - James McLellan and Pearl Chua-Wong Swee-Hui; Take 2 - María E. Torres-Guzmán4. Negotiating appropriateness in the second language in a dual language education classroom setting in New York. - Take 1 - María E. Torres-Guzmán; Take 2 - Wong Bee Eng and Vijay Kumar5. Interaction in a Taiwanese Primary school English classroom. - Take 1 - Ching-Yi Tien and Roger Barnard; Take 2 - Fred E. Anderson6. Learning through dialogue in a primary school classroom in England. - Take 1 - Sylvia Wolfe; Take 2 - Ching-Yi Tien and María E. Torres-Guzmán7. Constructing meaning in a bilingual learning environment: Two primary classrooms in Malaysia. - Take 1 - Wong Bee Eng and Vijay Kumar; Take 2 - Roger Barnard8. Creating a community of learning in a New Zealand primary school classroom. - Take 1 - Roger Barnard; Take 2 - James McLellan9. Language socialization in a Canadian secondary school course: Talking about current events. - Take 1 - Patsy Duff; Take 2 - Rhonda Oliver10 . Afterword - John F. FanselowIndex

Editorial Reviews

I recommend that one reads and reflects on this book to provide sorely needed direction.

- Ruth Rees, Queen’s University, Canada - Education Review 12, Nov 2009