Listen to the Silences: Mexican American Interaction in the Composition Classroom and Community

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Education - 238 pages
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This study of not only the silence, but the silencing of Mexican American Students in one California community college holds lessons for all educators-of all students at all levels. A profoundly important book.

Courtney B. Cazden

Charles William Eliot Professor of Education (Emerita),
Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

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Contents

CULTURAL DIFFERENCE CLASSROOM
1
STUDYING SILENCE IN CONTEXT
29
A HISTORY OF SILENCING
49
STUDENT AND TEACHER VOICES
89
THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION
121
THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION
149
The Content of Whole Class Discussions
171
Unofficial Peer Interaction
184
LISTEN TO THE SILENCES
191
APPENDIX A
211
AUTHOR INDEX
229
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