Wang, Tao

Tao Wang is an assistant professor at the University of Tulsa. He received his Doctor in Education and Master in Education (Human Development and Psychology) from Harvard University.

A Study of Two Sixth Grade Classrooms in China
2010 0-7734-3628-6
This microethnographic study finds that student choral response (CR) is a recurrent and dominant student participation structure in the two six-grade mathematics classrooms in China. By applying a three-level cultural model (teacher’s cultural beliefs in mathematics teaching and learning, mathematics curriculum culture in China, and classroom culture) in analyzing data from interviews with the teachers, this work demonstrates how the various cultural factors work together to make Choral Response a culturally favored classroom discourse pattern.

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