Beyond Communities of Practice: Language Power and Social Context

Beyond Communities of Practice: Language Power and Social Context

by David Barton
     
 

This book consists of a set of studies exploring the concept of 'communities of practice'.See more details below

Overview

This book consists of a set of studies exploring the concept of 'communities of practice'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521544924
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2005
Series:
Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
1,005,844
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Literacy, reification, and the dynamics of social interaction David Barton and Mary Hamilton; 2. Language and power in communities of practice Karin Tusting; 3. Mediating allegations of racism in a multiethnic London school: what speech communities and communities of practice can tell us about discourse and power Angela Creese; 4. 'I've picked some up from a colleague': language, sharing, and communities of practice in an institutional setting Frances Rock; 5. The person in the doing: negotiating the experience of self Maria Clara Keating; 6. Communities of practice and learning communities: do bilingual co-workers learn in community? Deirdre Martin; 7. Moving beyond communities of practice in adult basic education Steven Robert Harris and Nicola Shelswell; 8. Communities of practice in higher education: useful heuristic or educational model? Mary Lea; 9. Communities of practice, risk, and Sellafield Greg Myers; 10. Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces: from 'the age of mythology' to today's schools James Paul Gee.

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