Title

Peer Teaching and Learning: Co-constructing Language in a Dual Language First Grade

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

Language and Education

Abstract

This paper presents findings from a study of teaching and learning strategies co-constructed by peers in a Spanish/English dual language first grade classroom. Grounded in sociocultural theory and developed using ethnographic approaches to data collection and analysis, the study analyses the children's mediation of their own and each other's language learning within and across languages, focusing on strategies that support learning. The strategies are analysed within the context of teaching/learning interactions in a Dual Language Programme with attention given to the children's ongoing negotiation of the linguistic roles of novice, expert, and dual language expert when working in mixed groups in the English and Spanish classrooms.

First Page

173

Volume

20

Issue

3