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Creating Classroom Communities of Learning International Case Studies and Perspectives Edited by: Roger Barnard, María E. Torres-Guzmán

Paperback - 216 pages
18 Dec 2008
Multilingual Matters
234 x 156


The case studies in this book are based on transcripts of classroom interaction in nine different countries. In each chapter, the first author explains the specific context and through a theoretical and/or experiential perspective interprets the transcript data. The data are then re-interpreted by other authors in the book, illustrating the complexity and richness of interpretation and creating a dialogue among the book’s contributors. At the end of each chapter, readers are then invited with assistance to join in the conversation by providing their own interpretations of other transcript data from the same context. The book will be useful for student teachers or practicing professionals, as well as all educators interested in exploratory classroom research.


I recommend that one reads and reflects on this book to provide sorely needed direction.

- Education Review 12, Nov 2009
- Ruth Rees, Queen’s University, Canada

Author Biography:

Roger Barnard is a senior lecturer in applied linguistics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He has spent many years working with language teachers of young learners in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Professor María E. Torres-Guzmán is a professor in bilingual/multicultural education at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY. She has primarily focused on teacher development and cultural aspects of the education of language minority populations in the United States, Spain and elsewhere.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate

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