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Fielding, Ruth – Language and Education, 2016
Research involving the plurilingualism of young people has begun to focus upon how we must re-conceptualise language learning to acknowledge the language resources of children with plurilingual experiences. This is particularly important in countries like Australia with a traditionally monolingual mindset embedded in policy, education, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Use Studies, Multilingualism
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French, Mei – Language and Education, 2016
In the context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in Australian schools, it is important to consider the value of students' multilingual resources for learning. This paper reports on an ethnographic case study conducted in an Australian metropolitan secondary school where the student body represented more than 40 cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multilingual Materials, Educational Policy
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Turner, Marianne; Cross, Russell – Language and Education, 2016
In this article we introduce the special issue: Language(s) across the curriculum in Australian schools. The special issue includes a focus on English as an additional language in mainstream classes, Indigenous education, heritage languages and foreign languages, and we give background to these different--though frequently overlapping--contexts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Hancock, Andy – Language and Education, 2016
This article draws on research carried out in a Chinese complementary school in Scotland. The research focused on children's experience of learning to read Chinese and on the strategies that they used to support their learning. Here, I provide an account of one particular aspect of this research, namely the creation of a dialogic space for…
Descriptors: Chinese, Community Schools, Teacher Student Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Smyth, Geri – Language and Education, 2016
This paper will offer a reflexive account of the research approaches used in linguistically and culturally diverse education contexts by an academic researcher from the hegemonic cultural mainstream. The discussion will cover some of the potential barriers to research with linguistically, ethnically and/or culturally diverse "others" and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Ethnography, Photography, Cultural Pluralism
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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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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
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Mills, Kathy A.; Davis-Warra, John; Sewell, Marlene; Anderson, Mikayla – Language and Education, 2016
This research describes some of the salient features of Indigenous ways of working with multimodal literacies in digital contexts of use that emerged within an Indigenous school community with the oversight of Aboriginal Elders. This is significant because the use of multimodal literacy practices among a growing number of Indigenous school…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Participatory Research
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Nambiar, R. M. K.; Thang, S. M. – Language and Education, 2016
Blogs are commonly used for online interaction because of their ease of use and access, which allow people to gather in a virtual space to share knowledge, experiences and practices. Teachers can also use blogs as an avenue to think, reflect and respond to views and comments regarding pedagogical practices and difficulties, thereby developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Teacher Attitudes, Reflection
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Choi, Lee Jin – Language and Education, 2016
This qualitative study of English Korean bilinguals explores the ways in which they legitimize themselves as "good" bilinguals in relation to the discourse of native-speakerism. I first survey the essentialist discourse of native speakerism still prevalent in the field of English language teaching and learning despite the growing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Ascenzi-Moreno, Laura; Hesson, Sarah; Menken, Kate – Language and Education, 2016
This article explores the critical role of school leaders in language policy change, and specifically in shifting their language education policies and practices from monolingual to multilingual. We examine the process of language policy change in three schools that were involved in a project aimed at increasing the knowledge base of school…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Hurst, Ellen – Language and Education, 2016
Higher education institutions in South Africa are dominated by English, a result of the colonial history of the country and its education system, a legacy which is intensified by the current dominance of English in higher education worldwide. This paper applies a decolonial theoretical lens to argue that the dominance of English in South African…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Language Dominance, English
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Brooks, Maneka Deanna – Language and Education, 2016
Long-term English learners (LTELs) are frequently characterized as struggling with academic reading in English. This paper moves beyond broad generalizations about this population's English-reading practices to a situated analysis of one "LTEL"--Lizbeth Sanchez's--making meaning in her sophomore biology classroom. This analysis of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Reading Processes, Science Achievement
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Akello, Dora Lucy; Timmerman, Greetje; Namusisi, Speranza – Language and Education, 2016
Uganda introduced the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in primary schools in 2007. This was meant to promote interaction and participation in the learning process and improve children's proficiency in reading and writing. Drawing elements of interaction and participation from the socio-cultural theory, the child-centred pedagogy was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Literacy Education, Language Proficiency, Instructional Materials
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