From Communication to Curriculum

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1992 - Education - 210 pages
Argues that personal and conversational interaction between teacher and pupil is a crucial aspect of the learning process. Using transcribed conversations from the classroom, this book analyzes the different styles of discourse showing the importance of unstructured conversations in schooling.

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Preface to the Second Edition
Chapter One Two Aspects of Classroom Language
Chapter Two Learning in Small Groups

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About the author (1992)

Douglas Barnes was Reader in Education at the University of Leeds, England, until his retirement in 1989. After studying English literature at Cambridge University, he taught English at various British high schools for the first seventeen years of his career. In 1966, Barnes moved to the University of Leeds, expanding his interests to include research on the role of spoken and written language in school learning across the curriculum.

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