By Laurel Johnson Black
The teacher-student conference is standard in the repertoire of teachers at all levels. Because it's a one-to-one encounter, teachers work hard to make it comfortable; but because it's a pedagogical moment, they hope that learning occurs in the encounter, too. The literature in this area often suggests that a conference is a conversation, but this doesn't account for a teacher's need to use it pedagogically. Laurel Johnson Black's book explores the conflicting meanings and relations embedded in conferencing and offers a new theoretical understanding of the conference along with practical approaches to conferencing more effectively with students.
Publication Information: Black, Laurel Johnson. (1998). Between talk and teaching: Reconsidering the writing conference. Utah State University Press. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/usupress_pubs/121
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