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Toohey, Kelleen; Waterstone, Bonnie; Jule-Lemke, Allyson – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2000
Examines classroom activities engaged in by more and less experienced Punjabi-Sikh Grade 1 speakers of English and discusses how relationship between those speakers are implicated in their speech activities. Three occasions in this classroom are examined: A common, teacher-directed interaction; an excerpt of children at play; and a playful…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language)
King, Christopher R. – 1981
Based on the theoretical concepts and research methodology of Paul Ekman and Wallace Friesen, a study examined the emblems (gestures with exact verbal meanings) of Punjabi (India) immigrants in Canada. A limited repertoire of 63 emblems was elicited from nine Punjabi informants and then shown to nine Canadian citizens and one United States…
Descriptors: Adults, Body Language, Communication Research, Cross Cultural Studies
Gibson, Margaret A. – 1983
This report presents findings from ethnographic research that focused on factors which promote and impede educational opportunity for Punjabi Sikh immigrants in "Valleyside," an agricultural town in California. The report is divided into two parts. Part one considers the setting and the sociocultural context for schooling in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Influences, Educational Opportunities, Family School Relationship
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Hirst, Kath – British Educational Research Journal, 1998
Discusses a survey of family literacy in which 30 Asian families with preschool children, whose first language is Urdu, Punjabi, or Gujerati, shared their home literacy experiences. Reports that parents encourage extensive preschool activities in the home, have high aspirations for the their children's education, and show an interest in…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Educational Research, Ethnic Groups, Family Attitudes
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Wakil, Parvez A. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1970
The biraderi system of kin relations in Punjab consists of a larger circle of relatives who share a common identity through its name and a more restricted circle determined by competitive gift giving. Functions of this institution are outlined and their implications are traced for a developing country like Pakistan. (Author)
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Family Relationship, Foreign Countries, Relationship
Sharma, Satish – 1979
Two rural villages with similar characteristics were selected in Punjab (northern India) in order to study attitudes towards planned socio-economic development programs. All household heads (married males) in Bhagpura (123) and Khaira Bet (116) were interviewed; other data were derived separately. Program acceptance (modernism) in both villages…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Attitude Change, Caste
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LaBrack, Bruce; Leonard, Karen – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1984
Used historical and interview data to examine the interethnic families formed after 1915 in rural California by immigrant men from India and their Hispanic spouses. Describes childrearing and family life and analyzes the male and female networks linking these families to each other and to the wider society. (JAC)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Cultural Interrelationships, Family Life, History
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Beynon, June; Ilieva, Roumiana; Dichupa, Marela; Hirji, Shemina – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
Focuses on how teachers of minority ancestries construct and represent their family language identities. Drawing on poststructural, postcolonial and sociocultural theory on culture, identity, and language, examined the complex nature of linguistic identities of 25 teachers of Chinese and 20 teachers of Punjabi ancestries. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Chinese, Context Effect, Equal Education, Heritage Education
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Heer, Kal – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2015
Authoritative knowledge produced by white acacemics has forged much of the cannon in educational research. Recently, scholars of color, have been asserting their unique positionalities to conduct research and teach among their own communities. As a result they have provided a challenge to normative privilege whiteness in education. Claims of…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Minority Group Teachers, Racial Bias
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Farnia, Fataneh; Geva, Esther – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2011
This study modeled vocabulary trajectories in 91 English language learners (ELLs) with Punjabi, Tamil, or Portuguese home languages, and 50 English monolinguals (EL1) from Grades 1 to 6. The concurrent and longitudinal relationships between phonological awareness and phonological short-term memory and vocabulary were examined. ELLs underperformed…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Second Language Learning, Short Term Memory, English (Second Language)
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Beynon, June; Toohey, Kelleen – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 1995
Students of Chinese and Punjabi-Sikh ancestry are underrepresented in teacher education programs in British Columbia. Interviews with 34 college students from these ethnic groups found that career choice was influenced most strongly by parental expectations, and was also affected by cultural sex role attitudes, English language proficiency, and…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Students, Educational Attitudes, Ethnic Bias
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Ghiso, Maria Paula – Young Children, 2013
The changing demographics of neighborhoods and schools require that all educators consider how to support children who are developing bilingualism and biliteracy. Research documents the importance of engaging young children in learning by drawing on community heritages and cultural and linguistic resources, and of connecting more effectively with…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Summer Programs, Bilingualism, Multilingualism
Durward, M. Lynne; And Others – 1973
This is an interim report of a special program to assist newly-arrived immigrant children from the Punjab in India. It describes a homogeneous class enrolling twenty pupils, all of East Indian origin and between five and eight years of age. The teacher of the Punjabi-English class kept an extensive anecdotal record of the growth and development of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Elementary School Students, English Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Maxwell, Olga; Fletcher, Janet – World Englishes, 2009
This paper presents findings of an acoustic phonetic analysis of vowels produced by speakers of English as a second language from northern India. The monophthongal vowel productions of a group of male speakers of Hindi and male speakers of Punjabi were recorded, and acoustic phonetic analyses of vowel formant frequencies and vowel duration were…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Vowels, Phonetic Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Marshall, Elizabeth; Toohey, Kelleen – Harvard Educational Review, 2010
In this article, Elizabeth Marshall and Kelleen Toohey use critical discourse analysis to examine educators' efforts to incorporate funds of knowledge from the communities and families of Punjabi Sikh students in a Canadian elementary school. Using MP3 players, students first recorded and then translated their grandparents' stories of life in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Discourse Analysis, Elementary School Students
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