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A deeper look at how teachers say what they say: A quantitative modality analysis of teacher-to-teacher talk.
Teaching and Teacher Education (2012)
  • Karl W Kosko, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • Patricio Herbst, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Abstract
Analysis of teacher-to-teacher talk provides researchers with useful information regarding the teaching profession and teachers’ perspectives. This article provides a description of a method, with accompanying example, examining teacher-to-teacher talk by incorporating semantic modality and examining trends of its usage in a quantitative manner. Analysis of the example presented showed a tendency for teachers to use normative and probability modality, signaling a prevalence of assertions concerned with normative ways of teaching. The example analysis provides a replicable framework for other researchers to apply and adapt the analysis method described. Specifications and discussion of this method are provided in detail.
Keywords
  • Video,
  • Cartoons,
  • Animations,
  • Teacher Discussions
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Karl W Kosko and Patricio Herbst. "A deeper look at how teachers say what they say: A quantitative modality analysis of teacher-to-teacher talk." Teaching and Teacher Education Vol. 28 Iss. 4 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kwkosko/3/