Voices from the Language Classroom: Qualitative Research in Second Language Education

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Kathleen M. Bailey, David Nunan
Cambridge University Press, Feb 23, 1996 - Education - 466 pages
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This text is about what really happens in language classrooms. This paperback edition is about what really 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. In this collection of 19 original papers, the authors utilize a variety of research methods, with an emphasis on the collection and analysis of data. Chapters investigate such issues as language-related anxiety, curriculum renewal, classroom interaction, teachers' on-line decision-making, and sociopolitical concerns affecting life in schools.
  

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Contents

Teaching as doing thinking
4
interpreting
11
insiders perspectives on classroom
41
a way to understand instruction in language
57
Redefining the relationship between research and what teachers
88
Questions and tasks
116
location as a feature of interaction
123
Reticence and anxiety in second language learning
145
Questions and tasks
276
listening to voices in curriculum
283
voices from the junior high
304
the ethnographer as coagent
318
learner response
338
Questions and tasks
356
language classrooms and bilingual education
363
The functions of code switching among high school teachers
388

classroom events viewed from
168
Questions and tasks
195
The classroom and beyond
197
voice faith and multiple repeaters
224
Language learning diaries as mirrors of students cultural
236
socialization
407
The tapestry of diversity in our classrooms
434
Questions and tasks
449
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Dr. Kathleen M. Bailey received her M.A. in TESL and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a professor of Applied Linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), in Monterey, California, and a TESOL professor at Anaheim University. She teaches courses on language assessment in both of those programs. Dr. Bailey's research interests include teacher education, supervision and development; language assessment; classroom research; and research methodology. She received the James E. Alatis Award for service to TESOL and the Heinle Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a two-time recipient of the Allen Griffin Award for Excellence in Teaching in Monterey County. She also received the Leslie Eliason Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Monterey Institute. From 1998-1999, Dr. Bailey was the president of TESOL. She served a total of seven years on the TESOL Board of Directors. Previously she served on the TOEFL Research Committee. Since 2009 she has been the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of TIRF - The International Research Foundation for English Language Education, as well as President of that foundation. In 2014 she was elected to the presidential line of the American Association for Applied Linguistics.

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