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Jeung, Han Hee; Kellogg, David – Language and Education, 2019
The work of L.S. Vygotsky was popularised in the West between two great waves of educational thought: constructivism and cognitivism. Reception was therefore colored by three metaphors introduced by Jerome Bruner: 'construction', 'scaffolding' and 'narrative'. Narratives were to be characterized by features we call SELF: Subjects, Expectancy and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Figurative Language, Korean, Language Acquisition
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan; Silver, Rita – Language and Education, 2013
To better comprehend how educational reforms and classroom practice interconnect, we need to understand the epistemic environments created for learning, as well as the pedagogical activities and the modes of classroom discourse related to these activities. This article examines how a particular innovation in English literacy, Strategies for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Classroom Techniques, Epistemology, Literacy Education
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Ainsworth, Mary Taylor; Ortlieb, Evan; Cheek, Earl H., Jr.; Pate, Roberta Simnacher; Fetters, Carol – Language and Education, 2012
A teacher's role was dramatically changed from that of an educator to that of a facilitator with the adoption of semi-scripted curriculums. This case study explores teachers' perception and implementation of a state's English Language Arts curriculum in first-grade classrooms. Four first-grade teachers from a large urban school district were…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Language Arts, Classrooms, Literacy Education