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Joanne Larson & Shira M. Peterson

In: The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy

Chapter 28: Talk and Discourse in Formal Learning Settings

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Talk and Discourse in Formal Learning Settings
Talk and discourse in formal learning settings
JoanneLarson and Shira M.Peterson

Research on talk and discourse in educational settings broadly defined has been a topic of study for many years. We know a great deal about how the patterns of classroom talk shape participation (Cazden, 1988; Larson, 1999; McCarthey, 1994; Mehan, 1979), about the consequences of classroom discourse on learning and identity (Gee, 2004), and about the ways in which talk and discourse construct and are constructed by robust contexts for learning (Dyson, 1993; Gutierrez, Rymes, and Larson, 1995). Research on talk and discourse in early childhood literacy events has dealt with a wide variety of productive research issues that have significantly impacted early childhood education. While there is overlap ...

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