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TR 68. Crossing the Bridge to Practice: Rethinking the Theories of Vygotsky and Bakhtin

By Sarah Warshauer Freedman

Summary: Freedman argues that Vygotsky's and Bakhtin's theories of social interaction are so general that they are not always useful guides for classroom practice. A comparison of secondary school classrooms in Great Britain and the United States reveals that when teachers apply similar theories to everyday practice, important pedagogical contrasts remain--both in terms of the ways instruction is organized and in terms of what students produce. May, 1994; 16 pages.

TR 68. Crossing the Bridge to Practice: Rethinking the Theories of Vygotsky and Bakhtin
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