"If Anything Is Odd, Inappropriate, Confusing, or Boring, It's Probably Important": The Emergence of Inclusive Academic Literacy through English Classroom Discussion Practices

@inproceedings{Rex1999IfAI,
  title={"If Anything Is Odd, Inappropriate, Confusing, or Boring, It's Probably Important": The Emergence of Inclusive Academic Literacy through English Classroom Discussion Practices},
  author={Lesley A. Rex and David Mceachen},
  year={1999}
}
In this study we describe the role of class discussion and a teacher’s particular discourse moves in the development of an inclusive learning culture in a high school English literature course with a rigorous academic curriculum. The course included previously tracked gifted and talented (GATE) and general students, together for the first time. The analysis of eight segments of classroom interaction over the first 21 instructional days reveals a relationship among constructing a social culture… CONTINUE READING

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