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Nair, Indira; Norman, Marie; Tucker, G. Richard; Burkert, Amy – Liberal Education, 2012
Within higher education in the United States and Canada, calls to promote global awareness and global literacy among undergraduate students have become increasingly urgent. Yet, there are multiple challenges in achieving these outcomes. One challenge lies in making this "literacy" authentic and relevant for diverse students aspiring to be…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Global Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Tucker, G. Richard – International Journal of Bilingual Education & Bilingualism, 2005
In this paper, I discuss current interest in educational reform in Puerto Rico, the need for better and more appropriate assessment tools, the growing realisation in the USA that two-way bilingual programmes can provide an effective vehicle for fostering the development of bilingual proficiency, bicultural competence and subject-matter knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Language Teachers, Bilingualism
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Mitsui, Akiko; Donato, Richard; Tucker, G. Richard – Learning Languages, 2007
During the summer of 2005, a longtime Japanese teacher at a K-8 school in southwestern Pennsylvania unexpectedly resigned. The school, unable to recruit a new teacher for the 2005-2006 school year, chose to suspend the teaching of Japanese and to establish a committee to examine the foreign language program within the overall school curriculum. In…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Grade 4
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Chinen, Kiyomi; Tucker, G. Richard – Heritage Language Journal, 2005
This paper reports on a study of 31 Japanese-American adolescents enrolled in a Saturday Japanese heritage school (JHL) in Los Angeles. The study examined the relationship of the participants' sense of ethnic identity, attitudes toward the JHL school and self-assessed proficiency in Japanese. The major finding of the study, consistent with…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Self Concept, Japanese, Second Language Learning
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Tucker, G. Richard – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2003
Provides summary observations to this special issue of the journal on language contact and language change, examining concerns, major crosscutting themes, and neglected areas. (Author/VWL)|
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Language Maintenance
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Tucker, G. Richard – 2001
This paper traces the three major developmental strands that converged to contribute to the definition of the applied linguistics field in the Philippines: the institution and capacity-building work supported by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations; the forging of a vibrant consortium among three Filipino institutions of higher education to offer…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Developing Nations, English, Foreign Countries
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Pessoa, Silvia; Hendry, Heather; Donato, Richard; Tucker, G. Richard; Lee, Hyewon – Foreign Language Annals, 2007
Although a substantial amount of professional literature argues for the potential benefits of content-based instruction, limited research exists on how this type of instruction actually is appropriated, understood, and carried out in practice by foreign language teachers. This study examines the role of two sixth grade Spanish teachers' discursive…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Teaching Methods, Discourse Analysis, Language Teachers
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Tucker, G. Richard – CALICO Journal, 2000
This article is a revised version of a keynote address given at CALICO 1999. It describes the rapidly changing demography of the U.S. school population and the implications of these changes for pedagogical practices. Discusses implications of research priorities and directions for the work of those concerned with improving the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Demography, Educational Change
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Tucker, G. Richard – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 2000
Offers a concluding summary to a special issue of the journal on applied linguistics as an emerging discipline. Raises concerns and discusses future directions. (Author/VWL)|
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Futures (of Society), Intellectual Disciplines, Language Research
Tucker, G. Richard; Donato, Richard – 2001
This digest describes the implementation of a successful district-wide elementary school foreign language (FLES) program that resulted from the superintendent's vision to have all students in the district study a common foreign language throughout their schooling. This vision was based on the superintendent's belief that American secondary school…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cooperation, Elementary Education, FLES
Paulston, Christina Bratt, Ed.; Tucker, G. Richard, Ed. – 2003
This collection of papers includes the following: (1) "A Brief History of American Sociolinguistics 1949-1989" (Roger W. Shuy); (2) "Reflections on the Origins of Sociolinguistics in Europe" (Louis-Jean Calvet); (3) "Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Life" (Dell Hymes); (4) "I Came to Sing: Negotiating Identities and Places in the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Creoles, Dialects, Diglossia
Tucker, G. Richard – 1999
The number of languages spoken throughout the world is estimated to be 6,000. Although a small number of languages serve as important link languages or languages of wider communication around the world, these are very often spoken as second, third, fourth, or later-acquired languages. Fewer than 25% of the world's approximately 200 countries…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Igarashi, Kanae; Wudthayagorn, Jirada; Donato, Richard; Tucker, G. Richard – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Describes diverse aspects of the speaking proficiency of novice-low to novice-mid level foreign language in the elementary school students and to identify the syntactic knowledge underlying such behavior. Data were collected from students who had been studying Japanese continually for 6 and 7 years on a variety of oral production tasks.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, FLES, Grammar
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Tucker, G. Richard; Donato, Richard – Learning Languages, 1999
Describes the systematic planning and subsequent implementation and evaluation of a systemwide Spanish program at the elementary level in a small school district in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Discusses active participation by all senior administrators, the ways in which the language program has been incorporated into the overall curriculum…
Descriptors: Administrators, College School Cooperation, Elementary Education, FLES
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Tucker, G. Richard – Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 1997
The centrality of multilingualism as a world-wide phenomenon is examined, and six issues needing attention are identified: the variable impact of official policies concerning language; contrasting views about multilingualism; scarcity of basic research; language spread and the hegemony of English; lack of attention to languages other than English;…
Descriptors: Demography, English, Language Attitudes, Language Planning
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