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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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Hardman, William; Bell, Huw – Language and Education, 2019
This case study investigates writing feedback practices and their relationship to the grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) objectives in the 2014 National Curriculum for England, with a particular focus on grammatical metalanguage. Our data is composed of authentic examples of children's writing in three classes at one primary school in the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Metalinguistics, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Vrikki, Maria; Wheatley, Lisa; Howe, Christine; Hennessy, Sara; Mercer, Neil – Language and Education, 2019
Research into classroom dialogue suggests that certain forms are especially productive for students' learning. Despite the large number of studies in this area, there is inadequate evidence about the prevalence of the identified forms, let alone their productivity. However, scarcity is widely presumed. The overall aim of the study reported in this…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Faculty Development, Classroom Communication
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Flynn, Naomi; Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language and Education, 2018
This article examines the relationship between policy and practice for the teaching of children with English as an additional language (EAL) in English schools. It contributes original insights into how teachers are supported or restricted in developing the nuances of pedagogy needed for children new to English. The reported research took place…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Tusting, Karin – Language and Education, 2018
This article addresses how academics navigate different kinds of prestige and different systems of value around what 'counts' in academic writing, focusing particularly on the impact of the genre regime associated with research evaluation in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). It draws on data from an Economic and Social Research Council…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, College Faculty, Research, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Bailey, Elizabeth G.; Marsden, Emma – Language and Education, 2017
The use of home languages has previously been advocated in highly multilingual UK classrooms. However, drawing on the home languages and cultural insight of children who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) may also have important social and academic benefits in contexts where monolingualism is the norm. Conducted in a small local authority…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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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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Beard, Roger; Burrell, Andrew; Homer, Matt – Language and Education, 2016
Within research into children's persuasive writing, relatively little work has been done on the writing of advertisements, how such writing develops in the primary school years and the textual features that help to secure this development. Framed within rhetoric, writing and linguistics, an exploratory study was undertaken in which a standardised…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Language Usage, Guidelines, Persuasive Discourse
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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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Akhter, Parven – Language and Education, 2016
This paper is derived from a wider small-scale study of digital literacy practice that explores the ways in which a multilingual seven-year-old child, Bablu, interacts with his grandmother during Internet activities connected to Qur'anic literacy. The study aims to reveal how intergenerational learning support was given to Bablu by his…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Literacy, Multilingualism
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Lytra, Vally; Gregory, Eve; Ilankuberan, Arani – Language and Education, 2016
In this article, we examine a faith teacher's reflections on faith literacy teaching and learning and how they shaped his pedagogy in the context of Hindu/Saiva religious instruction classes for students of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. The data are part of a larger multi-site three-year team ethnography of children's faith literacy learning in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups, Participant Observation
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Bell, Huw – Language and Education, 2015
This paper is an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the grammatical description and advice contained in the new National Curriculum documentation from 2013, focusing on key stages 1 and 2. It builds on previous analyses of deficiencies in the systems of grammar and the materials in earlier incarnations of the National Curriculum. It…
Descriptors: Grammar, Accuracy, National Curriculum, Teaching Methods
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Watson, Annabel – Language and Education, 2015
Through a case study of a first-language English teacher's approach to teaching writing, the significance of conceptual and affective beliefs about grammar for pedagogical practice is explored. The study explores a perceived dichotomy between grammar and creativity, examining a belief that attention to grammar is separate and secondary to the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Case Studies, National Curriculum, Teacher Attitudes
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