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Analysis of classroom interaction in Indian 'private schools for the poor'

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fay SmithORCiD


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This report is a statistical analysis which presents findings from a study of classroom interaction in privately-funded schools serving low-income families in Hyderabad, India. In common with other developing countries, India has seen a proliferation of such schools and yet little systematic study has been made of them. 138 lessons were analysed using a computerised systematic observation system. Teacher-led recitation, rote and repetition dominated the classroom discourse with little attention being paid to securing pupil understanding.

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Author(s): Smith F

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

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Year: 2002

Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: A report for the Council for British Teachers