Drawing from a social constructionist perspective, this study introduces a theoretical language to conceptualize a classroom as a social setting, life in it as holistic, continuous and intertextual, and class as a social group, to the field of foreign and second language teaching. This theoretical framework enabled me to examine and make visible the complex dynamics of accessing challenging language and content in this class.There were two types of texts that the class initially worked on, a fairytale version of the play (the short one) and the adapted script of the play (the long version). The time lines showing how much time was spent on the two versions of the play anbsp;...
|Title||:||"Everyone Can Do It": An Ethnographic Study of Accessing English Performance Arts in a Sheltered Secondary Class|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|