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ERIC Number: EJ1126125
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Broadening Educational Practice to Include Translanguaging: An Outcome of Educator Inquiry into Multilingual Students' Learning Needs
Van Viegen Stille, Saskia; Bethke, Robin; Bradley-Brown, Jackie; Giberson, Janet; Hall, Gillian
Canadian Modern Language Review, v72 n4 p480-503 Nov 2016
This paper reports research findings relating to a recent initiative to build capacity and support professional learning among educators to meet the needs of English language learners in Ontario schools. Drawing on data from case studies of educator teams in 16 school districts, the paper explores whether and how collaborative inquiry promoted effective professional learning and enhanced student learning. In particular, these findings suggest that engaging in collaborative inquiry shifted teacher attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs about language in education, deepened understanding of students' bilingual learning processes, and generated openness to the value of home languages and translanguaging for content curriculum learning. The findings are illustrated with examples from classroom practice, and implications for teacher professional learning are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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