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Ibrahim, Nayr – Education Inquiry, 2016
Where adults go, children follow. The reality of a globalized, interconnected world, characterised by the mobility of people, goods and knowledge, across physical and virtual spaces and time, has had a significant impact on children's early experiences of language, literacy and identity. Children are not peripheral to, but constitute an integral…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Languages, Literacy, Multilingualism
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Economou, Catarina – Education Inquiry, 2015
This article considers the role of reading fiction within the school subject of Swedish as a second language. It examines how a group of advanced second-language learners in a Swedish upper secondary school read and discuss a contemporary Swedish novel, how they interact with the text and with each other in relation to the text. Further, it…
Descriptors: Fiction, Swedish, Second Language Instruction, Advanced Students
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Vandeyar, Saloshna – Education Inquiry, 2010
The advent of democracy and the easing of both legal and unauthorised entry to South Africa have made the country a new destination for Black asylum-seekers, long-distance traders, entrepreneurs, students and professionals. As this population continues to grow, its children have begun to experience South African schools in an array of uniquely…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries, Blacks