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Jang, Soon Young – Language and Education, 2020
Canada has been largely relying on immigration for population growth. Consequently, early childhood education (ECE) programs in Canadian cities are becoming increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse. Yet, few studies have explored the experiences of immigrant families in ECE programs. This study explores the perspectives and experiences…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Korean Americans, Korean, Parent Attitudes
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Gilham, Polly; Fürstenau, Sara – Language and Education, 2020
In this article, we present a qualitative investigation which was conducted as part of a project on school development in the field of multilingualism in Germany. In order to gain insight into the relationship between primary school teachers' language experience and their practice regarding the inclusion of pupils' home languages at school,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Language Usage, Multilingualism, Elementary School Teachers
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Burgess, Julianne; Rowsell, Jennifer – Language and Education, 2020
In this article, we present a research study with a group of newcomer and refugee learners who have resettled in the Niagara region in Canada to create new lives. Over the course of four months, we came to know the stories of fifteen adult language learners, and we witnessed their steady induction, acceptance and enjoyment of multimodal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language)
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Winlund, Anna – Language and Education, 2020
This article focuses on the instruction of recently immigrated adolescents with limited educational backgrounds who are developing emergent literacy. It is based on an ethnographic study conducted in a public Swedish language introductory class in 2017/2018. Its purpose is to investigate how the students engaged in literacy practices during the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Immigrants, Adolescents, Introductory Courses
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Chao, Xia – Language and Education, 2020
This 17-month ethnographic case study, which is grounded in the notions of citizenship, language, and Bakhtin's ideological becoming, examines the complex interplay of ideologies of citizenship, language, and identity in a church-based citizenship class in a Northeastern U.S. city. This study reveals the disconnects of ideologies of citizenship…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Refugees, Case Studies, Ethnography
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Cunningham, Clare – Language and Education, 2019
Teachers' attitudes towards children's languages and culture have been shown to be instrumental in children's developing self-esteem and academic achievement. Attitudes and the frequently attendant local policies about languages beyond English (LBE) in schools therefore need to be clear for children, as negative or contradictory discourses can…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, English (Second Language)
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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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Gordon, Steven Lawrence; Harvey, Jaqueline – Language and Education, 2019
A key factor in providing quality education is the main language of instruction (M-LoI). This creates a challenging situation for education policymakers in post-colonial multilingual countries such as South Africa. Language-in-education policies must valorise indigenous languages and redress their exclusion in past education systems while ensuring…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Postcolonialism
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Ianos, Maria Adelina; Sansó, Clara; Huguet, Àngel; Petreñas, Cristina – Language and Education, 2019
Following the arrival of a large number of immigrants in Catalonia (Spain), a series of language and educational policies focused on language uses, competences, and attitudes have been implemented with the aim to promote newcomers' social integration and to protect and maintain the regional language, Catalan. This study examines these key factors…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Immigrants, Secondary School Students
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Odugu, Desmond I.; Lemieux, Camille N. – Language and Education, 2019
Despite advances in multilingual education (MLE) scholarship, education in most African societies remain characteristically congruent with colonial normative monolingual and transitional multilingual policies, which limit the use of native language(s) as media of instruction to early primary schooling. This contributes to poor educational and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, African Languages, Elementary School Students
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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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Edmonds-Wathen, Cris; Owens, Kay; Bino, Vagi – Language and Education, 2019
Teaching mathematics in children's first language has both cognitive benefits and assists with developing cultural and mathematical identity. In Papua New Guinea, many different Indigenous languages are used for instruction in elementary schools and teachers often need to identify or develop mathematics terminology themselves. Building on prior…
Descriptors: Native Language, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Children
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Park, Mi Yung – Language and Education, 2019
This study explores the language use of Southeast Asian marriage-migrant mothers in South Korea with their mixed-heritage children, and the challenges related to heritage language (HL) transmission. Drawing on interviews with nine women, the study finds that they encountered multiple obstacles to teaching the HL to their children. Their Korean…
Descriptors: Marriage, Native Language, Language Maintenance, Immigrants
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Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa; Hwang, Yohan – Language and Education, 2019
This paper examines the possibility of viewing TESOL teachers' identities through the metaphor of 'poet-teachers', viewing second language teachers as creative and collaborative meaning-makers. We analyzed interviews, poems and classroom discourse among 16 Chinese, Vietnamese and English L1 speakers who participated in poetry writing course as a…
Descriptors: Poetry, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Panagiotopoulou, Julie A.; Rosen, Lisa – Language and Education, 2018
This article reports on the initial findings from an ethnographic study conducted in a preparatory class for young refugees in Cologne, Germany. Focusing on the current language policy which aims to integrate newly arrived children into the German society through language assimilation in schools, this study examines how such policies (re)produce…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Educational Policy, Social Integration
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