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Ollerhead, Sue – Language and Education, 2019
Despite the growing numbers of migrant students enrolling in Australian secondary schools, and an official acknowledgment of their complex support and learning needs, there has been little policy focus on the pedagogical changes that need to be made by teachers to accommodate these needs. There is also little understanding of the depth and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Multilingualism, Student Needs, Cultural Capital
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Prinsloo, Mastin; Krause, Lara-Stephanie – Language and Education, 2019
Prevalent approaches to classroom languaging and bilingual education interpret the practices of multilingual groups of people through a monolingual lens that obscures the fluid languaging and semiotic practices of contemporary communities who engage in dynamic semiotic and linguistic practices, rather than 'add' one language to another in the form…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Semiotics
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Kiramba, Lydiah Kananu – Language and Education, 2018
Research in educational linguistics is now challenging the efficacy of monolingual approaches that often dominate educational practices in multilingual settings. In most African nations where multilingualism is the norm, there remains a persistent reluctance by educational stakeholders (principals, teachers, parents, and students) to embrace…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Multilingualism, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Gleason, Jesse; Berg, Margaret; Huang, Jingzi – Language and Education, 2018
Our study focuses on Choice and Evaluation, two of Mohan's knowledge structures to uncover how teachers and students across content areas developed disciplinary knowledge through classroom talk. Participants included in-service teachers and their students in rural and urban secondary schools in the Eastern and Western US. Through Choice and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Prior Learning, Classroom Communication, Course Content
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de Oliveira, Luciana C.; Gilmetdinova, Alsu; Pelaez-Morales, Carolina – Language and Education, 2016
This article reports on a case study of a kindergarten, monolingual teacher and how she used Spanish, the home language of her Latino/a students who are English language learners (ELLs), in the classroom. The article focuses on how the teacher develops and uses her emerging knowledge of Spanish to scaffold students' learning, specifically when…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods, Monolingualism
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Hofmann, R.; Mercer, N. – Language and Education, 2016
Collaborative problem solving, when students work in pairs or small groups on a curriculum-related task, has become an increasingly common feature of classroom education. This paper reports a study of a topic which has received relatively little attention: how teachers can most usefully intervene when students are working in a group, but have…
Descriptors: Intervention, Small Group Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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McPake, Joanna; Stephen, Christine – Language and Education, 2016
This paper describes some of the findings emerging from a small-scale pilot study investigating the potential of a tablet app, "Our Story (Ar Stòiridh)," to enhance language-learning opportunities for children in Gaelic-medium preschool playrooms. The intervention drew on design-based research, a methodology for investigating the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Preschool Teachers, Pilot Projects
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Gardner, Sheena – Language and Education, 2016
Conducting research into young learner experiences of school poses methodological challenges which are compounded when, as is increasingly the case, the classroom interaction is multilingual and the research methods are participatory. Each new or adapted method sheds further light on the issues that can arise. Researcher-initiated role play is a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Researchers, Role Playing, Teaching Methods