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Abstract

A lecture that discusses the "developmental-interaction" perspective and practice that has become the hallmark of Bank Street. Erickson builds upon the relations of mutual influence among students, teachers, and learning environments, and taking account of the relations between local practice within the small-scale "here and now" interactional ecosystems of immediate learning environments and the workings of culture, language, and society across more distal connections in social space and time.

Author Biography

Frederick Erickson is George F. Kneller Professor of Anthropology of Education at the Univer sity of California, Los Angeles . His work focuses on issues of educational equity and reform in schools, communities, and families. Dr. Erickson's approach identifies the workings of ethnicity, race, class, gender, and language and culture within formal and informal educational processes, and he has been an innovator in video-based research on classroom discourse and social interaction.

 

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