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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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Nordstrom, Janica – Language and Education, 2016
In the past decade, there has been increased scholarly interest in the purpose and functions of community language schools, also known as heritage, supplementary or complementary schools. In particular, previous studies have focused on schools operating in minority communities deriving from Asian and Eastern-European countries, showing that…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Middle Class, Community Schools, Swedish
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Jackson, Fiona – Language and Education, 2016
Mapping the knowledge formations of language teachers within their pedagogic practices is underresearched, particularly for subject English, a multi-faceted, elusively defined discipline. Deeper knowledge of the pedagogy of subject English teachers is critical, especially within South African education, given the socio-economic power of English in…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Literature, Profiles, Teaching Methods
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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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Baecher, Laura; McCormack, Bede – Language and Education, 2015
This study investigated how video-based observation may alter the nature of post-observation talk between supervisors and teacher candidates. Audio-recorded post-observation conversations were coded using a conversation analysis framework and interpreted through the lens of interactional sociology. Findings suggest that video-based observations…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Videoconferencing, Teacher Supervision, Preservice Teachers
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Nguyen, Bich; Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith – Language and Education, 2015
The transmission and dissemination of knowledge in Aboriginal societies for the most part occurs orally in an Aboriginal language or in Aboriginal English. However, whilst support is given to speaking skills in Indigenous communities, in our education system less emphasis is given to developing equivalent oral communicative competence in Standard…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Indigenous Populations, Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries
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Tupas, Ruanni – Language and Education, 2015
This paper discusses structural and ideological challenges to mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE) which has in recent years been gaining ground in many educational contexts around the world. The paper argues, however, that MTB-MLE is set against these challenges - referred to here as inequalities of multilingualism - which prevent…
Descriptors: Native Language, Multilingualism, Native Language Instruction, Sociolinguistics
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Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Language and Education, 2015
This article focuses on the pedagogical beliefs, practices and ideological assumptions of 15 teachers who work with mother tongue instruction in Sweden. Despite support through provisions in Swedish laws, mother tongue instruction is clearly a marginalized subject, not least due to its non-mandatory status, the limited time allocated for it and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Native Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Opoku-Amankwa, Kwasi; Edu-Buandoh, Dora F.; Brew-Hammond, Aba – Language and Education, 2015
One often cited challenge to effective mother tongue-based bilingual education (MTBE) in multilingual countries like Ghana is the difficulty of developing curriculum and instructional materials in many languages. To explain this situation, factors such as shortage of writers and teachers in the local languages, lack of interest on the part of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Misconceptions, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Llinares, Ana; Pascual Peña, Irene – Language and Education, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of teachers' questions and students' responses in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) classes of history. Through the combined application of genre theory and a typology of CLIL teacher academic questions, the study aims at contributing to the understanding of how CLIL students use the foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Academic Discourse
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Stephens, Crissa; Johnson, David Cassels – Language and Education, 2015
Many in the field of language policy have called for studies that connect policy texts at the macro level with their interpretations in districts, schools, and classrooms at the micro level. The purpose of this study is to trace Washington's educational language policy through the layers of interpretation to educational practice to see how the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, School Districts, Language Minorities, Teaching Methods
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Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria; Moate, Josephine – Language and Education, 2015
Although the concept of agency has received a lot of interest in recent educational research, its significance in language learning biographies as well as contextual and relational aspects of learner agency are still little studied. This paper aims at a more thorough understanding of agency by studying student teachers' previous language learning…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Second Language Learning, Learning Experience, Essays
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Choi, Mui Lan; Ma, Qing – Language and Education, 2015
This paper proposes a personalised instructional strategy, "student-selected vocabulary," to facilitate secondary school students' vocabulary building. It then reports how this personalised instructional strategy was implemented and evaluated through a teacher-led intervention study of 57 low-achieving Hong Kong secondary school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students
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Kerfoot, Caroline; Simon-Vandenbergen, Anne-Marie – Language and Education, 2015
This article is the guest editors' introduction to the special issue "Language in Epistemic Access: Mobilising Multilingualism and Literacy Development for More Equitable Education in South Africa". The issue offers complementary perspectives on improving epistemic access for all learners but especially those whose home language does not…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Teaching Methods
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