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Between Speaking and Silence: A Study of Quiet Students
     

Between Speaking and Silence: A Study of Quiet Students

by Mary M. Reda
 

ISBN-10: 0791493628

ISBN-13: 9780791493625

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Why are students silent? Using written reflections and interviews, Mary M. Reda examines students’ perceptions of speaking and being silent in a first-year composition classroom, and explores how their teachers, classroom relationships, and their own sense of identity shape their decisions to speak or be silent. By challenging many firmly held beliefs about

Overview

Why are students silent? Using written reflections and interviews, Mary M. Reda examines students’ perceptions of speaking and being silent in a first-year composition classroom, and explores how their teachers, classroom relationships, and their own sense of identity shape their decisions to speak or be silent. By challenging many firmly held beliefs about those quiet students in the back of the classroom, Between Speaking and Silence offers the new vision that silence is not necessarily problematic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791493625
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Listening to the Silences in Our Classrooms: A Study of “Quiet” Students

2. Considering the Problem of Silence

3. Locating Myself: Between Speaking and Silence

4. Situating the Study

5. “What Teachers Want”:Exploring Teaching Practices

6. Identity and Community:Negotiating Ethos and Audience

7. Learning to See in a Whole New Light: Reimagining the Silences in Our Classrooms

Appendix: Teaching Practices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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