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Title Voices from the language classroom : qualitative research in second language education / edited by Kathleen M. Bailey, David Nunan
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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Description xiv, 466 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge language teaching library
Cambridge language teaching library.
Contents The best laid plans: teachers' in-class decisions to depart from their lesson plans / Kathleen M. Bailey -- Hidden voices: insiders' perspectives on classroom interaction / David Nunan -- Teaching style: a way to understand instruction in language classrooms / Anne Katz -- Redefining the relationship between research and what teachers know / Donald Freeman -- In or out of the action zone: location as a feature of interaction in large ESL classes in Pakistan / Fauzia Shamim -- Reticence and anxiety in second language learning / Amy B.M. Tsui -- A window on the classroom: classroom events viewed from different angles / David Block -- Socializing with the teachers and prior language learning experience: a diary study / Cherry Campbell -- Sardo revisited: voice, faith, and multiple repeaters / Martha Clark Cummings -- Language learning diaries as mirrors of students' cultural sensitivity / Sabrina Peck -- "I want to talk with them, but I don't want them to hear": an introspective study of second language anxiety in an English-medium school / Mick Hilleson -- Look who's talking now: listening to voices in curriculum renewal / Ian Harrison -- U.S. language minority students: voices from the junior high classroom / Marguerite Ann Snow [and others] -- Voices for improved learning: the ethnographer as co-agent of pedagogic change / Peter A. Shaw -- Registration and placement: learner response / Peter Sturman -- Conflicting voices: language, classrooms, and bilingual education in Puno / Leo van Lier -- The functions of code switching among high school teachers and students in Kwazulu and implications for teacher education / Ralph D. Adendorff -- Different languages, different practices: socialization of discourse competence in dual-language school classrooms in Hungary / Patricia A. Duff -- The tapestry of diversity in our classrooms / Denise E. Murray
Summary This volume is a collection of nineteen original papers written by teachers and researchers about what actually happens in language classrooms, both those in which language is the topic of instruction and those where it functions primarily as the medium of instruction. The authors utilize a variety of research methods, with an emphasis on the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Chapters investigate such issues as language-related anxiety, curriculum renewal, classroom interaction, teachers' on-line decision-making, and sociopolitical concerns which affect life in schools. Among the countries represented in the research are Australia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the Sultanate of Oman, and the United States. --From publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Qualitative research.
Author Bailey, Kathleen M.
Nunan, David.
LC no. 95009959
ISBN 0521551277
Other Titles Voices from the language classroom