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ERIC Number: ED410747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Language Awareness in Teacher Training: A New Zealand Example.
Ballingall, Peter
A survey of 781 elementary school teacher trainees at the University of Waikato (New Zealand) was undertaken to examine students' language background and indicators of language knowledge and language awareness, including: fluency in a language other than English; students' perceptions of their own second language fluency; exposure to foreign and community languages in high school; and initiation or continuation of language study as part of teacher training. Results indicate most students were monolingual but wished to extend their linguistic knowledge. However, few were studying a foreign language, in part due to scheduling difficulties. All had brief compulsory study in Maori, which some had pursued. Empathy and interest motivates students to use Maori in class. Contains 11 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand