Collaborative Research in Multilingual Classrooms by Corey Denos, Kelleen Toohey, Kathy Neilson

By Corey Denos, Kelleen Toohey, Kathy Neilson

Reporting at the learn collaborations of a bunch of lecturers, graduate scholars, and a college professor, this booklet investigates how school rooms could be higher for college kids of various linguistic and cultural backgrounds, skills and socio-economic conditions, and higher for academics in addition.

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However, he claimed that thorough data analysis is often lacking, that there is little application of known, established and appropriate data analysis methods. This limits the resulting knowledge to remain applicable only within its own context. Bodone (2005) echoed Freebody’s claim that working teachers do not have enough time to do sufficiently thorough data analysis, and that their work is therefore limited to their local context. She claimed that basing research exclusively on teacher knowledge can create, ‘a romantic view of experiential knowledge’ (Bodone, 2005: 121).

So Jennifer told everyone that Teresa doesn’t have friends anymore. And that’s that? Silence. By then, most of the girls in the classroom are listening and all eyes turn toward me. But I do not have an answer. Journal entry, January 2000 Jennifer was a student in my Grade 1 class. She was lively, sociable, and almost always in the company of Selina and Teresa who, like Jennifer, were Spanish–English bilinguals. Much of Jennifer’s time and interest was devoted to social affairs – arranging who would sit where, read what, play with whom and so on.

I sensed for the first time, a long-lashed, eye-contacting, soul-contacting little girl! If she was speaking today, it was DEFINITELY with those eyes: THIS is MY house . . you are sitting on MY couch . . this is MY best friend, Continued Identity 29 MY brother . . just about everybody who loves me in this world is in MY LIVING ROOM! Joanne, when I drove away, there was Raminder still standing against the bottom half of her screen door, but she gave me the HUGEST smile as I turned the corner and waved!

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