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Wildsmith-Cromarty, Rosemary; Balfour, Robert J. – Language Teaching, 2019
South Africa's history of segregation and the privileging of English and Afrikaans as the only languages of teaching and learning beyond primary schooling, make the post-apartheid period a complex one, especially in light of the Constitutional commitment to multilingualism in the 11 official languages. Research on literacy and language teaching…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Essien, Anthony A. – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review of research that has been carried out between 2006 and 2016 on the role of language in early grade (Grades 1-4) mathematics teaching and learning in three countries--Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. These countries were selected because they have similar characteristics: teaching and…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language of Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students
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García Mayo, María del Pilar – International Journal of English Studies, 2018
Task-based language teaching research has expanded substantially in foreign language (FL) contexts but most research studies have been carried out with young adults in university settings, despite the fact that FL programs for children are on the increase worldwide. However, there is a clear lack of research-based evidence of what children…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Baker, Doris Luft; Richards-Tutor, Catherine; Sparks, Anthony; Canges, Rebecca – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2018
We review published single subject design (SSD) studies that examine the effects of interventions for English learners at-risk or with learning disabilities. Results of our literature search yielded 10 studies, five in reading, one in reading and behavior, and four in mathematics that met our inclusion criteria. Seven studies targeted…
Descriptors: Research Design, Intervention, At Risk Students, Learning Disabilities
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Ok, Min Wook; Ratliffe, Katherine T. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2018
Mobile devices have become widely used in K-12 education settings for teaching diverse students. We comprehensively reviewed 11 studies published between 2005 and 2016 that examined the use of mobile devices for teaching K-12th grade English language learner students in the United States. We also examined the methodological quality of the studies.…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods
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Beneville, Margaret A.; Li, Chieh – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2018
Purpose: There is a notable dearth of interventions that have been specifically designed for Asian English Language Learner (ELL) students, and the existing research on ELL students often lacks population validity and sample diversity. In response to this need, this paper aims to review current research on literacy interventions for East/Southeast…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Intervention, Educational Research, Qualitative Research
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Ríos, Cristina; Castillón, Catalina – International Research and Review, 2018
This article, a literature review of current trends in bi-literacy development and bilingual education examines published research dedicated to exploring the literacy strengths in the primary language that immigrant children bring to the classroom, and the potential of these children for becoming bilingual and bi-literate. The focus of the review…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Native Language, Immigrants, Spanish