Constructing Knowledge Together: Classrooms as Centers of Inquiry and Literacy

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1992 - Education - 192 pages
Resulting from a study in four inner-city multi-ethnic schools, this book shows how children use literacy skills as both communication and learning tools. The authors set the discoveries in a wide theoretical framework, and include case histories of innovative classroom practices.

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GEN LING CHANG-WELLS is a researcher and teacher. As a researcher, she has worked in two major educational research projects in Canada, in which one of her responsibilities was to help teachers define and examine their classroom inquiries. As a teacher, she has worked at university, secondary, and elementary levels. At present she is with the Toronto Board of Education, teaching a multilingual third and fourth grade class in an inner city school.GORDON WELLS is a Professor of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in Toronto. He teaches and researches in the fields of language, literacy and learning in the Department of Curriculum and in the Joint Centre for Teacher Development.

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