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ERIC Number: EJ1076495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
From Teacher Professional Development to the Classroom: How NLP Technology Can Enhance Teachers' Linguistic Awareness to Support Curriculum Development for English Language Learners
Burstein, Jill; Shore, Jane; Sabatini, John; Moulder, Brad; Lentini, Jennifer; Biggers, Kietha; Holtzman, Steven
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v51 n1 p119-144 Jul 2014
This article reports on two studies using "Language Muse[superscript SM]" (LM), a web-based, teacher professional development (TPD) application designed to enhance teachers' linguistic awareness and to support teachers in the development of language-based instructional scaffolding for English language learners (ELL). In Study 1, in-service teachers enrolled in certification courses learned how to use the natural language processing (NLP) component of LM to support their knowledge, awareness, practice, and application in designing instruction to ELLs. Measurement outcomes from the TPD study indicated that productive use of linguistic feedback in Language Muse led to some increases in teachers' linguistic knowledge and awareness, and in their ability to develop appropriate language-based instruction for ELLs. In Study 2, a school-based study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of implementing LM in authentic settings. Outcomes from the study demonstrate the feasibility of implementing the Language Muse program in applied school and classroom contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; New Jersey; Texas
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