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ERIC Number: EJ1167212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1307-4733
Reflections of Young Language Learners on Diversity Dimensions in EFL Classrooms
Bozdogan, Derya
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language), v10 n2 p134-146 2016
Despite the proclaimed mono-cultural and mono-linguistic profile, in reality, diversity lies at the core of classrooms. This paper outlines the literature on diversity in young learners' classrooms followed by student and teacher reflections on diversity issues in the EFL context. Sixty-two primary school students studying at the 4th and 5th grade in three different cities of Turkey participated in the study. The students completed diversity tasks in their English language classrooms, and language teachers were interviewed about their observations of young learners' perceptions. The findings reveal that boys and girls perceive gender stereotypes with varying differences. It is suggested that the foreign language curriculum and instruction integrate multicultural issues at a deeper level, not only delivering the cultural content, but also reflecting and comparing the cultural practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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