In cooperative learning environments, small groups of students work together to accomplish specific tasks, and teachers act as facilitators. What happens when students are left alone to work on classroom tasks? This report examines the role that everyday informal conversation among students plays in cooperative learning situations in monolingual and bilingual classrooms. 2000. (RR 7). (22 pp).
John J. Gumperz, Jenny Cook-Gumperz, & Margaret H. Szymanski
Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence