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2002

Curriculum and Instruction

DePaul University

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Voice, Identity, And Knowledge: Teaching And Learning In An Urban Classroom, Colleen M. Reardon Jun 2002

Voice, Identity, And Knowledge: Teaching And Learning In An Urban Classroom, Colleen M. Reardon

College of Education Theses and Dissertations

This study explored the dynamics that impact opportunity for students to share knowledge, and express beliefs, values, and opinions in the context of an eighth grade classroom. A multi-methods approach was used to examine factors that contributed to the enhancement or diminishment of possibilities for student voice. The role of the teacher's voice in this dynamic became an unexpectedly powerful factor in opportunities for students to share their knowledge and ideas. Findings suggested that the ways in which students were encouraged or discouraged from participating impacted their learning and identities. The intricate and fundamental ways in which voice was ...