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dc.contributor.authorFord-Connors, Evelynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T20:20:26Z
dc.date.available2015-08-04T20:20:26Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.other(ALMA)contemp
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/12385
dc.descriptionThesis (Ed.D.)--Boston University PLEASE NOTE: Boston University Libraries did not receive an Authorization To Manage form for this thesis or dissertation. It is therefore not openly accessible, though it may be available by request. If you are the author or principal advisor of this work and would like to request open access for it, please contact us at open-help@bu.edu. Thank you.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the instructional talk of three math teachers from two urban middle schools as they implemented a curriculum designed to develop students' knowledge of academic vocabulary and encourage word use during classroom discussions. Data were drawn from audio- and video-recordings, classroom observations, and teacher interviews. Results revealed two predominant differences among teachers' instruction that seemed consequential for each classroom's discussion-based learning environment. First, teachers' instructional foci and the information about words they emphasized, whether definitional or contextual, were associated with differences in the kinds of talk generated about words and in the numbers of students who participated in discussions. Second, the ways in which teachers structured their discussions, as either knowledge display or knowledge building, shaped students' interactions with the content and with each other, while also determining the kinds of opportunities students had for target word use.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.titleExamining middle school teachers' talk during vocabulary instructionen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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