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Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda; Forbes, Karen; Liu, Yongcan – Language and Education, 2019
Analysis of progression in spoken English by newcomer migrant-background learners has traditionally oscillated between formal assessment of oral proficiency and ethnographic description of naturally occurring peer discourse. This paper reports on data gathered from a longitudinal study of newly arrived students with English as an additional…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Lines, Helen – Language and Education, 2018
Whilst historically there has been a widespread consensus that teaching grammar has no impact on students' attainment in writing, more recent research suggests that where a functionally oriented approach to grammar is meaningfully embedded within the teaching of writing, significant improvements in writing can be secured. A recent study, using a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Grammar
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Reynolds, Todd – Language and Education, 2018
Despite the effectiveness of dialogic instruction and whole-class discussion, it does not happen with regularity in the English Language Arts classroom. To examine this discrepancy, this study focused on the beliefs of teachers as they thought about discussion. To this end, the question addressed in this study was: How do high school English…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers, Language Arts, Teacher Attitudes
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Hu, Jingjing; Gao, Xuesong – Language and Education, 2018
This study explored the processes of utilization of resources in secondary students' self-regulated strategic writing for academic studies in an English as medium of instruction context in Hong Kong. Drawing on multiple data sources collected through the observation of lessons, stimulated recall and semi-structured interviews, the study examined…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Writing Strategies, Underachievement, Second Language Learning
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Wiig, Camilla; Silseth, Kenneth; Erstad, Ola – Language and Education, 2018
This article explores how opportunities and limitations in creating intercontextualtiy between everyday and scientific ideas emerge in teacher-student interactions, with a particular focus on the teacher's role. The article draws on data from an empirical, longitudinal, study in a lower secondary school in Norway to analyze student-teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Classroom Communication
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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 Mejía, Anne-Marie – Language and Education, 2017
Despite Colombia's official recognition of its ethnic and cultural diversity, it has yet to develop in practice an inclusive educational vision involving the recognition of diversity, as well as promoting the country's insertion within the global market. Garcia et al. acknowledge the importance of "cultivating" students' diverse…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Dagenais, Diane; Toohey, Kelleen; Bennett Fox, Alexa; Singh, Angelpreet – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, we explain how recent research on multilingualism, multilingual education, and multimodality informs our thinking about the use of "ScribJab," a multilingual iPad application and website ("ScribJab.com"), which enables users to compose, illustrate, and narrate stories in two languages. Drawing on excerpts from…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Handheld Devices, Web Sites, Writing (Composition)
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De Backer, Fauve; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef – Language and Education, 2017
Across Europe we can observe the reinforcement of monolingual education policies, despite increasing multilingualism. Recent research has shown that the emphasis is on language proficiency in the socially dominant language. This is viewed as the key to educational success. The use of other languages or linguistic repertoires is not valued in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Language Proficiency, Monolingualism
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Doiz, Aintzane; Lasagabaster, David – Language and Education, 2017
The popularity of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) continues to spread in education systems around the world. However, and despite the large number of studies recently published, we know little about how CLIL teachers and management teams feel regarding CLIL. In this paper, we analyse two contentious matters that require further…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Native Language, Course Content
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Newman, Ruth M. C. – Language and Education, 2017
This paper reports on an ESRC and British Telecom funded study which explored the teaching of collaborative talk in the secondary English classroom. While research signals the crucial role of the teacher in promoting dialogic pedagogies, less specific attention has been given to how teacher discourse can shape the development of students'…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Classroom Communication, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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Sharples, Robert – Language and Education, 2017
Increasing rates of migration to the global West are focusing attention on the experiences of young migrants in schools. Too often, these young people are identified in terms of linguistic deficiency but this obscures the skills, experiences and expectations of formal education that they have developed before or during their migration. This…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Self Concept, Learning Experience, Case Studies
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Holm, Lars – Language and Education, 2017
The aim of this article is to examine teachers' constructions of the literacy competence levels of multilingual students. The study is based on a Latour-inspired theoretical understanding of standardised literacy testing as a social practice, and focuses on teachers' perceptions of and practices concerning compulsory national standardised literacy…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Literacy Education, Standardized Tests, Elementary School Students
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Tanner, Marie – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, I examine the relation between literacy events and literacy practices in classroom interaction and add to ongoing discussions in the field of NLS about the transcontextual nature of literacy and how local literacy events are linked to broader literacy practices. It specifically focuses on how the link between literacy events and…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Metacognition
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Lin, Angel M. Y.; Lo, Yuen Yi – Language and Education, 2017
There has been a rich literature on the role of language in learning and on its role in knowledge (co-)construction in the science classroom. This literature, rooted in social semiotics theories and sociocultural theories, discussed research conducted largely in contexts where students are learning content in their first language (L1). In this…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Teaching Methods
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