Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words Onscreen

By Naomi S. Baron

Words Onscreen "explores how technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


Academic Paper


Title: English class or speaking about everything class? Dialogue journal writing as a critical EFL literacy practice in an Iranian high school
Paper URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07908310508668748
Author: Sue-san Ghahremani-Ghajar
Institution: Alzahra University
Author: Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini
Email: click here TO access email
Institution: Alzahra University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition
Abstract: This qualitative study, employing an ethnographic research method, investigates how dialogue journal writing, which allows teachers and learners to engage in ‘written conversation’, may provide an opportunity to bring critical pedagogy and foreign language education together in a productive way in the context of a critical literacy practice. The data consisted of informal written interviews and more than 600 journal entries written by 30 16-year-old high school students in Tehran. The results were qualitatively analysed in search of themes relevant to empowerment as a critical educational value and critical writing as a critical literacy practice. The study revealed that writing dialogue journals as a language education activity in EFL pedagogy may empower learners and provide them with opportunities to express their ‘voice’. It further revealed that dialogue journal writing led to gains in critical self-reflective EFL writing ability.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Language, Culture and Curriculum, 18(3), 286–299, 2005.
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07908310508668748
Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page