'Every good-bye ain't gone': Analyzing the cultural underpinnings of classroom talk

Carol D. Lee*

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This article explicates the Cultural Modeling Framework for designing robust learning environments that leverage everyday knowledge of culturally diverse students to support subject-matter-specific learning. It reports a study of Cultural Modeling in the teaching of response to literature in an urban underachieving high school serving African-American students from low-income communities who are also speakers of African-American English. The study is situated in the history of research on African-American English as a resource for academic learning, particularly in relation to literacy. Results document the ways that African-American rhetorical features served as a medium for complex literary reasoning and provided contextualization cues to enhance participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-327
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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