Clinical Forum: The Context of Language in the Schools  |   July 1997
Culturally Based Miscommunication in Classroom Interaction
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Clinical Forum: The Context of Language in the Schools   |   July 1997
Culturally Based Miscommunication in Classroom Interaction
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools July 1997, Vol.28, 245-254. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2803.245
History: Accepted 16 Oct 1995 , Received 09 Mar 1995
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools July 1997, Vol.28, 245-254. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2803.245
History: Accepted 16 Oct 1995 , Received 09 Mar 1995

This article identifies a number of ways teachers and students can misunderstand and confuse each other with their language-based communications in the classroom. Cultural variations in the formats for teacher-led lessons and child-generated personal experience narratives are described, using research findings from Canadian Inuit and Algonquin communities. The importance of practitioners learning from miscommunications is stressed.

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