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ERIC Number: EJ1129965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0215-773X
Mainstream Teachers' Attitude and Approaches to Support Children's Biliteracy Development in Australian Classroom Context
Jafar, Muhammad Basri
TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, v21 n2 p153-171 Aug 2010
This article examines the role of mainstream teachers in supporting children's biliteracy development and bilingualism in a public primary school where English is the medium of instruction. It reports a research conducted in a public primary school in Australia. The research employs a longitudinal ethnographic approach to collect data on how the teachers perceive biliteracy and the extent to which the approaches they adopt impact on their biliteracy and bilingualism development. The research result demonstrates that the more supportive the teachers for biliteracy development and bilingualism are, the more constructivist their teaching approach is and the more varied the activities they encouraged in their classrooms to create opportunities for biliteracy and bilingualism engagement and learning are.
Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN). Malang, East Java, 65145, Indonesia. TEFLIN Publication Division, Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Jalan Semarang 5, Tel: +62-341-570566; Fax: +62-341-567475; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Indonesia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A