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Bailey, Elizabeth G.; Marsden, Emma – Language and Education, 2017
The use of home languages has previously been advocated in highly multilingual UK classrooms. However, drawing on the home languages and cultural insight of children who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) may also have important social and academic benefits in contexts where monolingualism is the norm. Conducted in a small local authority…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Stolte, Laurel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This comparative case study (based on observational, interview, and picture-sort data) examines how teachers and students talk about cultural, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic difference in two elementary Spanish-English two-way immersion programs. In addition, I analyze how those discourses are associated with both contextual conditions and…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies
Ittner, Anne Claire – ProQuest LLC, 2017
How are we to ensure that emergent bilinguals in early elementary settings receive linguistically-responsive reading interventions in response to intervention (RtI) frameworks? One way is to harness the collective expertise of classroom teachers, reading interventionists, and English language learner teachers. A collaborative relationship amongst…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reading Instruction, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Tedick, Diane J.; Young, Amy I. – Applied Linguistics, 2016
Two-way immersion (TWI) programs in the US are not reaching their minority language learning potential. While English home language (EHL) students develop functional proficiency, their minority language (e.g., Spanish) remains grammatically inaccurate. Spanish home language (SHL) students may also develop non-native-like aspects. Scholars suggest…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Immersion Programs, Grammar, Second Language Learning
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Marashi, Hamid; Dolatdoost, Mohammad – Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 2016
This study was an attempt to investigate the relationships among Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and speaking complexity, accuracy, and fluency (CAF) among Iranian EFL learners. To fulfill the purpose of this study, the teachers and parents of 593 male students were given the Farsi version of the CSI-4 ADHD diagnostic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Indo European Languages, Questionnaires
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Chien, Chin-Wen – Cogent Education, 2015
This study analyzed Taiwanese elementary school English teachers' perceptions of, designs on, and knowledge constructed about, differentiated instruction in content in an intensive summer course. Based on the data analysis of surveys, the document, videos, and an interview, the study had the following findings. First, before the intensive summer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Bilen, Didem; Tavil, Zekiye Müge – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This study was carried out to investigate the effects of cooperative learning strategies on the vocabulary skills of 4th grade students. The study was also designed to ascertain the attitudes of the students in the experimental group towards cooperative learning. Out of 96 4th grade students enrolled in the private school where the study took…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies, Diaries, Interviews
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Al-Nouh, Nowreyah A.; Taqi, Hanan A.; Abdul-Kareem, Muneera M. – International Education Studies, 2014
The study investigated female EFL primary school teachers' attitudes as well as teachers' knowledge and skills in alternative assessment. Data was collected via a questionnaire from 335 EFL primary school teachers randomly selected from six educational zones. An interview with principals and head teachers and a focus group interview with EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, FLES, English (Second Language)
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Al-Nouh, Nowreyah A.; Abdul-Kareem, Muneera M.; Taqi, Hanan A. – English Language Teaching, 2014
Teachers perform an important job by encouraging creativity in their lessons and among their pupils. Thus, the present study aims to examine primary school EFL teachers' attitudes towards creative thinking and their perceptions of what goes on in the classroom. Participants were 434 female primary school EFL teachers, chosen randomly, teaching all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Boyle, Andrea; Golden, Laura; Le Floch, Kerstin Carlson; O'Day, Jennifer; Harris, Barbara; Wissel, Sarah – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2014
The Study of School Turnaround examines the improvement process in a purposive sample of 35 case study schools receiving federal funds through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program over a three-year period (2010-11 to 2012-13 school years). This brief focuses on 11 of these SIG schools with high proportions of English Language Learner (ELL)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Grants, Educational Improvement, Federal Aid
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Warren, Elizabeth; Harris, Katherine; Miller, Jodie – International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2014
Australian students from disadvantaged contexts who speak English as a second language (ESL) are at risk of being developmentally vulnerable when compared to their peers (Gonski et al., 2011). This article presents selected findings from a large-scale longitudinal study designed specifically for young students in disadvantaged contexts. It reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Disadvantaged
Park, Eun Young – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study attempts to identify the specific professional needs of pre-service English immersion teachers in Korea in order to establish key components of English immersion teacher preparation programs. As an alternative approach of English language education, immersion instruction has been employed by a number of private and public schools in…
Descriptors: Asians, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chaves, Orlando; Hernández, Fanny – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
In this article we aim at showing partial results of a study about the profiles of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in both public and private primary and secondary strata 1-4 schools in Cali, Colombia. Teachers' methodological approaches and practices are described and analyzed from a sample of 220 teachers. Information was gathered…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Hermeneutics
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Ngware, Moses W.; Mutisya, Maurice; Oketch, Moses – London Review of Education, 2012
This paper focuses on the patterns of teaching styles and active teaching across subjects and between low and high performing schools in an attempt to examine what accounts for differences in performance between schools which are within the same locality. It uses data collected in 72 primary schools spread across six districts in Kenya. Video…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Active Learning