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Rivard, Leonard P.; Levesque, Annabel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
Research suggests that language-based activities should be an integral part of science teaching and learning and that these are even more important in minority-language contexts. The present cross-case study investigates how literacy is enacted in francophone science classrooms. Three francophone teachers were observed while they taught Grade 9…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Grade 9, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wiltse, Lynne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
This article examines community practices, in particular oral discourse practices, in a junior high school classroom in an urban area of Western Canada. The purpose of the research was to determine what contribution a "community of practice" (COP) framework could make to the study of social interaction in a classroom setting. Qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Urban Areas, Social Structure
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Kissau, Scott – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
There is concern among second language educators in Canada that male students are losing interest in studying French as a second language (FSL). In response, in the fall of 2003, a study was conducted to investigate gender differences in second language (L2) motivation among Grade 9 core French students. Building upon the traditional model of L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Learning Motivation, Gender Differences
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Arnett, Katy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Since the introduction of the term "learning disabilities" into the educational lexicon, teachers and researchers have endeavoured to determine the best ways to adapt teachers' pedagogies to address the needs of students with these challenges in the classroom. Most of the recommended strategies have been designed with the traditional…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Grade 9