MACK Lindsay
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  Center for Language Education
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2012/07
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Does every student have a voice? Critical action research on equitable classroom participation practices
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Language Teaching Research
Volume, Issue, Page 16(3),pp.417-434
Details This article explores the design and implementation of critical action research undertaken to
encourage equal classroom participation. Building on a body of literature on critical action research
and oral participation, the author reports her research project undertaken in a multi-lingual
and multi-ethnic class in Japan to examine practices of how she promotes oral participation to
create a more equitable pedagogy. First detailing the action research plan including a preliminary
investigation in the classroom, an action plan, an intervention and an observation of the outcome,
the author then details the students’ beliefs about oral participation which formed the basis of an
intervention that led to a promotion of student agency and of equity in the classroom. Through
this project, the author and her students redefined the conventional conception of traditional
oral participation practices. This redefinition enhanced student agency making a more meaningful
pedagogy for all students.
ISSN 1362-1688
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