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ERIC Number: EJ1018828
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Teachers' Discourses on Teaching Students of Elementary School English Literacy Development in Ontario
Brubacher, Katherine
TESL Canada Journal, v30 n2 p18-35 Spr 2013
This article explores teachers' discourses on teaching English Literacy Development (ELD) students in mainstream elementary school classrooms through an examination of their philosophies of teaching and reflections on literacy. The findings are based on empirical qualitative data collected from interviews with two English-as-a-second language (ESL)/ELD teachers in two school boards in Ontario. Both participants discussed the importance of developing awareness of and including in classes students' learning and language experiences from outside the formal education system. Challenges perceived in the school communities included the structure of schooling, the demands of the curriculum, the incorporation of students' unwritten first languages, and negative views of ELD students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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