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ERIC Number: EJ1162483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
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Learning from ELLs' Perspectives: Mismatch between ELL and Teacher Perspectives on ELL Learning Experiences
Shim, Jenna Min; Shur, Anna Mikhaylovna
English Language Teaching, v11 n1 p21-32 2018
Situated within Activity Theory, this study investigates and compares ELLs' perspectives on their own learning and their teachers' perspectives on their own learning experiences. The predilection carried by this study is that there is a significant value in attending to and understanding how ELL students make meaning of their learning circumstances and compare that to teachers' perspectives on their students' learning. This study also assumes that allowing student voice and perspective to be heard in school is a prerequisite for student-centered learning. The authors report that students' perspectives on what they perceive as the limiting factors for their learning are sharply different from those of their teachers. Students' perspectives in this study showed that their perspectives on, and attitudes toward, their learning are very much influenced by what teachers do and do not do.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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