publication . Article . 1992

Rating Instructional Conversations: A Guide

Rueda, Robert; Goldenberg, Claude; Gallimore, Ronald;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1992
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
The current focus on more effective ways to foster literacy in school-age children, especially language minority students, has led to the development of alternative instructional approaches. One such approach is the instructional conversation (IC), based on early work in the Hawaiian Kamehameha Elementary Education Project (KEEP), on neo-Vygotskian theory, and on recent classroom-based research on reading comprehension. The present report outlines preliminary efforts to operationalize more fully the concept of the IC and describes an observational tool, the IC Rating Scale, to examine classroom-based reading comprehension lessons. Preliminary data on the reliabi...
free text keywords: Discussion (Teaching Technique); Rating Scales; Reading Comprehension; Second Language Instruction; Second Language Learning; Student Evaluation; Teaching Methods
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