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Boutorwick, T. J.; Macalister, John; Elgort, Irina – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
One avenue for developing second language (L2) vocabulary knowledge is through Extensive Reading (ER). ER can provide opportunities for incidental learning to occur. Class time is often too restricted for sufficient attention to deliberate learning (Hunt & Beglar, 2005) meaning ER is important for L2 vocabulary development. This article builds…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Sandretto, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Teachers are obligated to construct an environment inclusive of "all" students. This article argues critical literacy with queer intent can offer strategies to expose normative constructions of gender and sexuality that can exclude some students. I initiate the case with a queer theory analysis of a description of critical literacy…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Foreign Countries, Social Theories, Gender Issues
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Bingham, Rosemary Jean – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2017
This article discusses how early curriculum resources available to all school children in New Zealand attempted to shape children's attitudes to the First World War. The study reviewed issues of the "New Zealand School Journal" between the years 1907 and 1925. It found evidence of overt and covert attempts to influence children's…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Masculinity, Foreign Countries, Periodicals
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Perreau, Maria; Kingsbury, Lynette – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2017
The New Zealand "School Journal" was established in 1907 to provide reading material across the primary school curriculum. Linked to reforms of the school curriculum, the "School Journal" aimed to introduce curriculum content relevant to New Zealand children. With the outbreak of the First World War, however, the School Journal…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Reading Materials, Reading Material Selection
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van Rij, Vivien – Children's Literature in Education, 2016
Between 1961 and 1984 the renowned New Zealand writer, Margaret Mahy, wrote over seventy-five pieces for the "School Journal" (a graded reading book provided free to New Zealand primary schools since its inception in 1907). It was a liberal humanist period in New Zealand education during which the 1940s' and 1950s' rolling reforms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childrens Literature, Authors, Educational History
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Arya, Diana J.; Parker, Jessica K. – Dialogic Pedagogy, 2015
Global efforts to prepare young developing minds for solving current and future challenges of climate change have advocated interdisciplinary, issues-based instructional approaches in order to transform traditional models of science education as delivering conceptual facts (UNESCO, 2014). This study is an exploration of the online interactions in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Climate
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Kitchen, Margaret; Gray, Susan; Jeurissen, Maree – New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 2015
Professional reading is a core source of input in teacher professional development. This article describes 47 primary school teachers' reports of their professional reading both in their schools and during the first year of a university TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages) in-service qualification. One third of these teachers…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, English (Second Language)
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Burn, J. A.; Crezee, I.; Hastwell, K.; Brugh, E.; Harison, R. – Intercultural Education, 2014
This article will examine first-language (L1) maintenance among adult learners attending English classes at a tertiary institution in New Zealand. The sample consisted of refugee background students enrolled in a Training Opportunities Program aimed at developing literacy and numeracy skills as well as preparation for civic involvement. The data…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Maintenance, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hughes, Barry; McClelland, Amber; Henare, Dion – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
Relative to print reading, braille-reading finger movements are held to be of more constant speed, with continuous and exhaustive contact with all words. However, the continuity of movements is intermittent in two distinct ways: (a) readers reverse direction and reread material already encountered and (b) the continual fluctuations of velocity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Braille, Blindness, Reading
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de Burgh-Hirabe, Ryoko; Feryok, Ann – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2013
Numerous studies have reported that extensive reading (ER) has a positive influence on affect. Recent studies suggest that motivation for ER changes. This is in line with recent developments in second language (L2) motivation research that have highlighted the complex and dynamic nature of L2 motivation. This study presents a model of complex and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, Reading Motivation, Japanese
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Webb, Stuart; Macalister, John – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2013
The researchers completed a corpus-driven analysis of 688 texts written for children, language learners, and older readers to determine the vocabulary size necessary for comprehension and the potential to incidentally learn vocabulary through reading each text type. The comparison between texts written for different audiences may indicate their…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Vocabulary, Nouns, Word Lists
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Tabata-Sandom, Mitsue – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2013
This paper reports on two projects which investigated graded readers (GRs) as meaningful input for learners of Japanese as a foreign language (JFL). Project One examined the intentions of six writers of Japanese GRs. A focus group interview demonstrated that the writers had a genuine communicative intent in the writing process. Project Two…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Japanese, Second Language Instruction
Marianne – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2011
This article presents and analyzes qualitative ethnographic data from research investigating intensive reading in an English Second Language high school class. It focuses on selected teacher-student interactions and considers the effect of these interactions in terms of the processes and products of students' intensive study of a fiction text. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teacher Student Relationship, English (Second Language), High School Students
Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2010
One of the key requirements of the Common Core State Standards for Reading is that all students must be able to comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through school. By the time they complete the core, students must be able to read and comprehend independently and proficiently the kinds of complex texts commonly found…
Descriptors: Reading Ability, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Glossaries
Poe, Elizabeth – School Library Journal, 2010
2010 marks the fifth year the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) has selected an honor list of international books. Once again, titles on the list crisscross the globe. They have been published in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, India, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. This…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Reading Materials
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