Spinning out of control: Dialogical transactions in an English classroom

@inproceedings{Fecho2008SpinningOO,
  title={Spinning out of control: Dialogical transactions in an English classroom},
  author={Bob Fecho and Kristi Bruce Amatucci},
  year={2008}
}
Using the experiences of Andy, a working class adolescent exploring his gay identity, and the dialogical and transactional relationship he developed with Kristi, his senior-year English teacher, we argue that the teaching of reading and writing must be seen as more than the learning of discrete skills to enable future employment. On the contrary, all transactions with texts should be viewed as providing learners with a range of ways to scrutinize their lives and the lives of others. We suggest… CONTINUE READING

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