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Schissel, Jamie L.; Leung, Constant; López-Gopar, Mario; Davis, James R. – Language and Education, 2018
The assessments designed for and analyzed in this study used a task-based language design template rooted in theories of language reflecting heteroglossic language practices and funds of knowledge learning theories, which were understood as transforming classroom teaching, learning, and assessment through continua of biliteracy lenses. Using a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Spanish, Task Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Leung, Constant – Language and Education, 2016
The school population in England is linguistically diverse; according to official data, over one million pupils do not speak English as their first language. All teachers are expected to support English as an additional language (EAL) development as part of their professional responsibility. At the same time, there has been little specific…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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Leung, Constant; Lewkowicz, Jo – Language and Education, 2013
In this paper, we examine some of the tenets of the current conceptualisations of communicative competence. Drawing on the empirical data collected in linguistically diverse university classrooms, we show that meaning-making in social interaction is considerably more complex and fluid than is envisaged in theoretical models of communicative…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Intercultural Communication
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Leung, Constant – Language and Education, 2005
This paper examines the idea that in mathematics education it is important to wean pupils off the use of informal everyday language and to privilege the use of formal technical vocabulary. I will first make some observations on the use of formal and informal language in the Dimensions transcript. The main focus of the next part of the discussion…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mathematics Education, Mathematics, Vocabulary
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Barwell, Richard; Leung, Constant; Morgan, Candia; Street, Brian – Language and Education, 2005
The preceding set of papers has explored various aspects of the role of language in mathematics education. The papers reflect the work of individual contributors. An important part of our collaboration, however, has been the conversation between us. This paper reflects on aspects of that conversation, as we draw together some of the themes that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Language Role, Applied Linguistics, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Leung, Constant – Language and Education, 1993
The view that a child-centered approach to curriculum and classroom organization in primary education provides a conducive environment for second-language acquisition is endorsed in England's National Curriculum. A small study is reported that suggests not all teacher-pupil interaction promotes second-language acquisition. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language)