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Marcos, Kathleen – 1997
The brochure, intended for the parents of children in elementary school or younger, answers common questions about second language learning and instruction for children. In question-and-answer form, the following issues are addressed: the benefits of knowing a second language; why it is better for a child to learn a second language in elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Educational Benefits, Elementary Education
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Leith, Chad; Rose, Elena; King, Tony – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
To create a classroom learning community in which all students are engaged and inspired, a mathematics teacher's mastery of the content must be matched by an awareness of the needs of individual students and an understanding of the instructional strategies that will enable all learners to develop their mathematical knowledge and skills. Yet when…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Immigrants
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Roepke, Tena L.; Gallagher, Debra K. – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
Mathematics preservice teachers often complain vehemently about their required content-area reading courses. They ask such questions as, "Why do I have to worry about literacy when I'm going to be a mathematics teacher?" or "How will this ever help me in my mathematics classes?" or "When will I ever have time for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Literacy
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Neumann, Susanne – Physics Teacher, 2014
During the last few years teaching physics, I have noticed that my students are becoming more and more interested in the topic of radiation. Mobile phones, modern game consoles, and WiFi--all of these devices involving some kind of radiation are part of our students' everyday lives. Students are also frequently confronted in the media with…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Radiation, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction
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Aclan, Eunice M.; Aziz, Noor Hashima Abdul – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2015
Vocabulary, the backbone of any language including English, is foundational for listening, speaking, reading and writing. These four macro-skills are necessary not only in gaining knowledge as English is the language to access major information sources particularly the World Wide Web but also in the demanding globalized workplace. Vocabulary is…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Debate
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Leventhal, John M.; Murphy, Janet L.; Asnes, Andrea G. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2010
Objective: To describe a clinical approach to the recognition of overt and latent concerns of parents and children when children are evaluated for suspected sexual abuse by medical examiners. Method: Description of a clinical approach. Results: We describe 10 concerns-six of parents: (1) should we believe our child?; (2) worries about the child's…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Medical Evaluation, Parents
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Met, Myriam – Learning Languages, 2010
Despite years of training, teaching experience, reading professional literature, attending conferences, and learning from expert colleagues, when it comes to the teaching of culture, the author wishes she knew more answers to many critical questions. Her questions are framed by the basic questions that all curricula seek to answer: WHAT is the…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Barber, Karen Slikas – TESOL in Context, 2014
Much has been written about the importance of extensive reading for the development of language fluency, yet it is not often an activity of choice by students as a means of improving language learning. Many of my multi-level (elementary-intermediate) Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) Certificates in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Recreational Reading, Migrants
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Geist, Eugene – Childhood Education, 2016
Today's children need learning opportunities from cradle to career that build the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in our interconnected and constantly changing world. This means putting 21st century skills, including creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving, at the center of learning, both in and out of school. As…
Descriptors: Coding, Programming, Robotics, Creativity
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Gard, Michael – Sport, Education and Society, 2008
Why would boys want to dance? Why would anyone want to dance? The argument prosecuted in this paper is that dance educators have tended to see dance as a self-evidently good thing with self-evident benefits for children who learn to dance. In other words, dance educators tend to concern themselves with why students should dance rather than why…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Objectives, Males, Physical Education
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Rubenstein, Ilene Z – Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 2006
Expectations regarding teacher-student relationships, classroom interactions, testing and evaluation, and academic integrity vary widely around the world. Understanding these differences can be critical to enhancing the academic success of ESL (English as a Second Language) college students. Faculty working with ESL students often ask: "Why won't…
Descriptors: Expectation, Cross Cultural Studies, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs
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Wei, Michael; Zhou, Yalun – TESOL Journal, 2012
The impact of social dimensions (e.g., parental involvement) on second language literacy acquisition is not well studied in the field (August & Shanahan, 2008). Although quite a few studies report immigrant parents' belief and perspectives of their children's second language reading and writing, it remains unknown for school teachers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Parent Participation
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Sera, Maria D.; Cole, Caitlin A.; Oromendia, Mercedes; Koenig, Melissa A. – Language Learning and Development, 2014
Studying how children learn words in a foreign language can shed light on how language learning changes with development. In one experiment, we examined whether three-, four-, and five-year-olds could learn and remember words for familiar and unfamiliar objects in their native English and a foreign language. All age groups could learn and remember…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Vocabulary Development, Preschool Children, Second Language Learning
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Klinger, Jörn; Mayor, Julien; Bannard, Colin – Child Development, 2016
Despite its recognized importance for cultural transmission, little is known about the role imitation plays in language learning. Three experiments examine how rates of imitation vary as a function of qualitative differences in the way language is used in a small indigenous community in Oaxaca, Mexico and three Western comparison groups. Data from…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Experiments, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries
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Denkci Akkas, Ferdane; Coker, Berna – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Problem Statement: Having appeared in the 60s, the Communicative Approach still keeps its popularity in language teaching contexts. There is almost no doubt that its application varies depending on the teacher's understanding of the methodology. Likewise, some studies on the application of the Communicative Approach in Turkey have revealed that…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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