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ERIC Number: EJ834996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5898
A Functional Approach to Integrated Assessment of Teacher Support and Student Discourse Development in an Elementary Chinese Program
Huang, Jingzi; Mohan, Bernard
Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, v20 n1 p22-38 2009
How can foreign language education integrate the learning of language with learning of content, and culture on a systematic basis, when assessment typically focuses on language in isolation from meaning? Examining developmental data gathered over a three-year period from elementary students in a Chinese program in North America, we explore the integrated assessment of teacher support and student discourse development. We show how systemic functional linguistics (SFL) offers a theory of language and learning that incorporates content, and culture and provides theory and analysis tools for integrated assessment of teaching and learning. (Contains 5 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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