ERIC Number: EJ1054640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
A Review of Research on Content-Based Foreign/Second Language Education in US K-12 Contexts
Tedick, Diane J.; Wesely, Pamela M.
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v28 n1 p25-40 2015
This review of the extant research literature focuses on research about content-based language instruction (CBI) programmes in K-12 foreign/second language education in the USA. The review emphasises studies on one-way language immersion (OWI) and two-way language immersion (TWI) programmes, which are school-based and subject matter-driven. OWI primarily targets majority-language students and TWI a combined student population of minority- and majority-language learners. Reference to the few studies on non-immersion CBI programmes in the USA is also included. This article presents a review of the research in relationship to four broad themes: student outcomes, classroom language use and development, the hidden curriculum, and teacher preparation and practice. The research review is followed by a discussion of the research methodologies and theoretical frameworks used in these studies and concluding sections that set suggestions for paths for future inquiry in four areas: student diversity, the role of English in classrooms, teacher development, and achievement research.
Descriptors: Course Content, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Role, Language Usage, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Immersion Programs, Language Minorities, Outcomes of Education, Hidden Curriculum, Teacher Education, Academic Achievement, Cultural Awareness, Student Attitudes, Classroom Communication, Social Psychology, Student Diversity, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Literature Reviews
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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