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Dagenais, Diane; Day, Elaine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
Draws on sociocultural theories of language and learning and research on bilingual families to examine home language practices of trilingual-immersion students. Ethnography was used to explore daily language use at home, children's views of their identity as trilingual, families' values of maintenance and additional language learning, and reasons…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Family Environment, Foreign Countries, French
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Dagenais, Diane; Day, Elaine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Reports the case studies of three trilingual elementary school children in separate Vancouver (British Columbia) early French immersion classes, focusing on themes emerging from analysis related to the children's literacy practices and contexts for language learning, and the teachers' perceptions of these students and representations of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education
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Day, Elaine; Shapson, Stan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Discusses the findings of a national survey designed to gather descriptive information on the pre- and inservice education of French immersion teachers in Canada and to determine their future professional development needs. Conclusions are discussed in relation to the research literature on professional development. (34 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Curriculum Design, Data Collection, Faculty Development