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Chambers, Gary – Language Learning Journal, 2019
Modern foreign languages (MFL) are now established on the timetable of English primary schools. This study accesses the views of the pupils on the experience of learning this relatively new subject and of making the transition to secondary school languages classes. By means of semi-structured interviews with the same sample of 18 pupils in Year 6…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Ashton, Karen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
This paper explores the approaches and strategies used by secondary school learners of different languages in England completing Asset Languages reading tasks at levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Assessments across languages at the same level of proficiency were designed to a common specification and at…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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East, Martin – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The communicative language teaching approach that informs many school modern foreign language programmes has been realised in different ways as theorists and practitioners have sought to identify the most effective combinations of instruction and use [Mitchell, R. 2000. Applied linguistics and evidence-based classroom practice: the case of foreign…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries
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Gilmore, Britney; Kramer, Michael W. – Communication Education, 2019
Symbolic convergence theory provides a framework to examine how group consciousness and meaning are formed. Because dialectical tensions are present in all human interactions (e.g., a need for flexibility and structure), group consciousness involves converging on meaning in the face of dialectical tensions. This research combined symbolic…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Professional Identity, Teacher Role
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Orta, David; Murguia, Edward; Cruz, Cristina – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2019
We query the role that sorority involvement serves in the college experiences of Latinas in ethnic sororities. We find that Latina sorority members at first experience culture shock and marginalization at a selective, predominantly White university in the Southwest. Our respondents were incorporated into Latina sororities, which provided them with…
Descriptors: Sororities, Hispanic American Students, Culture Conflict, Role
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Veliz, Leonardo; Veliz-Campos, Mauricio – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The present study aims to critically interrogate the role of Critical Thinking (CT) in English language education in Chile through the analysis of teacher educators' and postgraduate students' perceptions and understandings of CT in relation to their academic trajectories through university. Five postgraduate students and five teacher educators…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Bradford, Nova J.; DeWitt, James; Decker, Jilyan; Berg, Dianne R.; Spencer, Katherine G.; Ross, Michael W. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2019
The sex education made available to transgender youth has rarely been studied empirically. In this study, we sought to explore the sex education experiences of transgender young people and summarise their recommendations for transgender-inclusive curricula. Qualitative data from 14 transgender youth in the upper-Midwest USA were collected by means…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexual Identity, Access to Education, Student Attitudes
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Sidman-Taveau, Rebekah; Hoffman, Michael – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
To close equity gaps in California Community Colleges, we need institutional and curricular transformations. This article discusses research on pedagogical and institutional approaches to equity and change that guided Basic Skills faculty, administrators, student service staff, and students in the Academic Committee for Equity and Success (ACES)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Communities of Practice, Equal Education, Educational Change
Kuff, Ryan M.; Greytak, Emily A.; Kosciw, Joseph G. – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), 2019
Given the critical role school mental health professionals play in the academic and emotional well-being of our nation's students and the relative lack of national research examining the efforts of counselors, psychologists, and social workers to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students and create safer school…
Descriptors: School Safety, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
Faris, Ahmed – Online Submission, 2019
In the present study the Impact of the dispersive effect of STEM Education on the hierarchical Structure of the Cognitive Domain of Bloom's Taxonomy and its role on enhancing the students' achievement and attitude towards learning sciences were investigated. In QSTSS, STEM lessons followed the "Do-Then-Explain" Model in which the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Taxonomy, Science Achievement, Student Attitudes
Tavarez DaCosta, Pedro – Online Submission, 2019
The following work consists of a comparative research of two of the most outstanding immersion programs for foreign languages (Russian/English) that Dominican college students have ever undergone. The first one, happened decades ago in the cold distant Union of Soviet Socialist Republic where thousands of our students were sent as scholarship's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Russian
Helmy Abd Al Galil, Marwa Abd Al Galil – Online Submission, 2019
The study aimed to examine the effect of using reflective listening on developing EFL adults' oral fluency. The study begins with a review of literature and previous studies dealing with reflective listening and oral fluency. The researcher prepared a list of oral fluency components as a guide for the design of the instruments. The researcher also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Listening Comprehension, Reflection, Second Language Learning
Redding, Sam – Center on School Turnaround at WestEd, 2019
This guide grew out of material used in the Transformation Academy, a professional learning program for principals charged with achieving the rapid improvement of their school. The intent of that program is to help principals get started with transforming instruction -- the change that is at the heart of school improvement. Transforming…
Descriptors: Principals, Transformative Learning, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership
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Lee, Ju Seong – Language Learning & Technology, 2019
While research on informal digital learning of English (IDLE) increases in the fields of teaching English to speakers of other languages and computer-assisted language learning, few studies have examined the relationship between quantity and diversity of IDLE practices and different language learning outcomes. To address this gap, data were…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Coultas, Valerie; Booth, Paul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This article records and evaluates a student's learning journey in two modules on an MA (Education) English Language Teaching (ELT) programme: an Oracy and ELT Pedagogy module and an Educational Technologies module. The notions of 'exploratory talk' and 'task-based learning' are explored using a single case study with material drawn from the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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