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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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Sneddon, Raymonde; Patel, Kanta – Language and Education, 2003
Explores how the story "The Raja's Big Ears" traveled from Gujerat in India, where it is a well-known folktale, via a skilled story teller, to London, where it was transformed through contact with the multicultural world of London school children. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Cultural Influences, Dialects, English (Second Language)
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Williamson, John; Hardman, Frank – Language and Education, 1995
Investigated levels of grammatical knowledge among 99 trainee primary school teachers in England and Wales. The study focused on clause and sentence structure to investigate the students' ability to apply their knowledge to analysis of children's writing and to explore the implications of proposed revisions to English in the national curriculum.…
Descriptors: College Students, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers