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Tadic, Nadja – Language and Education, 2019
Educators have long been advocating for the appropriation of students' interests into the classroom as a means of promoting participation and learning. However, little attention has been paid to the possible issues that interest-driven pedagogy might engender for both teachers and students through its blend of the personal and academic. This…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Video Technology
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Language and Education, 2017
The data featured in this article were gathered during a classroom-based research project with Grade 2 (six- and seven-year-old) children. The overall purposes of the study included exploration of how the development of young children's understanding of elements of visual art and design would affect their comprehension, interpretation, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Picture Books, Classroom Research, Elementary School Students
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Gillen, Julia; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Language and Education, 2017
The right to share the social heritage of a nation is an element of citizenship closely associated with education. Social heritage is understood as the negotiation of understandings within a dialectical understanding of social practice across multiple timescales. In this paper the meaning-making practices of one young child concerned with beavers…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Self Concept, Kindergarten, Family Environment
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Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana – Language and Education, 2017
Access to digital technology in the classroom enables the composition and organization of ideas on screen with a variety of semiotic systems of different modes and media. This study explores patterns of communication and preference of design in digital meaning-making of twelve 7-8 years old students. Meanings were shaped in complex uses and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Elementary School Students, Information Technology, Cultural Influences
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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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Gallagher, Colleen – Language and Education, 2016
Recognizing the importance of academic language for students' success in schools, this article reports on an investigation of how narrative-focused literacy events in the classroom provide opportunities for academic language socialization. Data were collected from one public elementary school in a major metropolitan area in the Mid-Atlantic region…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Discourse, Classroom Communication, Kindergarten
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Shin, Dong-shin – Language and Education, 2014
This study explores a second-grade English language learner's literacy development and ability to use blogging for social and academic purposes, in the context of learning academic writing genres in a US urban school. Grounded in sociocultural theories, it conceptualizes learning as appropriation, and language as a dynamic and functional system of…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Literacy Education, Language Usage, Semiotics
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Mameli, Consuelo; Molinari, Luisa – Language and Education, 2014
In this paper, we argue the importance of conceptualizing educational quality as located in everyday talk, and to search for it in the unfolding of classroom discourse and interactions. More specifically, we argue that for the discursive classroom process to be qualitatively effective it should be open and accessible by a series of…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Computational Linguistics, Educational Quality, Discourse Analysis
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Roiha, Anssi Sakari – Language and Education, 2014
The present study investigates differentiation in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in Finland and addresses the issue of how to support the pupils with special needs in it. Specifically, this combination of a qualitative case study and quantitative survey examines (1) primary teachers' perceptions of differentiation, (2) the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
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Lwin, Soe Marlar; Goh, Christine; Doyle, Paul – Language and Education, 2012
Lesson transitions are important units for analysis not only for establishing the presence of group/pair work but also for examining the contextual conditions for small-group learning. Scholars have suggested that the "open" or "closed" contextual conditions set up through the teacher's use of language to introduce group/pair…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Context Effect, Foreign Countries, Literature
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Medwell, Jane; Wray, David – Language and Education, 2008
Handwriting currently has a low status and profile in literacy education. This paper examines the situation of current handwriting pedagogy in England and considers why handwriting efficiency has been neglected. The paper goes on to identify a number of studies located in the domains of special needs and psychology which re-evaluate the role of…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Literacy Education, Handwriting, Foreign Countries
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Pickford, Steve – Language and Education, 2008
What counts as appropriate and relevant teaching and learning in post-colonial settings is seldom accounted for in terms of "indigenous" or "vernacular" classroom practices. The pervasiveness of western-styled education and curricula means that, for the most part, education by indigenous teachers in indigenous settings is…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interaction, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Weber, Jean Jacques – Language and Education, 2008
In this paper, I first review previous research on the topic of safetalk. I then apply some of the insights derived from this discussion to a case study of the Luxembourgish primary school system. The study uses both ethnographic and discourse analysis, and focuses in particular on the role of French language varieties in a system that forces…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Ideology, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Black, Laura – Language and Education, 2007
Recently, classroom talk has re-emerged within educational policy as instrumental in delivering standards-based reform in several counties. In England, both the National Numeracy and Literacy Strategies and the National Strategy for Key Stage 3 emphasised the importance of "interactive whole class teaching" (IWT) where "pupils are…
Descriptors: Discussion, Classroom Communication, Guidelines, Foreign Countries
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Angelova, Maria; Gunawardena, Delmi; Volk, Dinah – Language and Education, 2006
This paper presents findings from a study of teaching and learning strategies co-constructed by peers in a Spanish/English dual language first grade classroom. Grounded in sociocultural theory and developed using ethnographic approaches to data collection and analysis, the study analyses the children's mediation of their own and each other's…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Peer Teaching, Learning Strategies, Bilingualism
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