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Gynne, Annaliina; Bagga-Gupta, Sangeeta – Language and Education, 2015
The study presented in this paper focuses on young people's languaging, or ways-with-being-with-words, including literacies, in everyday practices that stretch across formal and informal learning spaces. Taking sociocultural and ethnographic points of departure, the aim of the study is to investigate aspects of young people's situated and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Sociocultural Patterns, Multiple Literacies, Academic Discourse
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Ha, Phan Le; Barnawi, Osman Z. – Language and Education, 2015
The internationalization of higher education globally continues to grow more and more towards commercialization and neoliberalism paths, despite growing concerns about the underlying consequences. Building further on our work and using Saudi Arabia as a national case, this article critically investigates how and in what ways the Saudi government's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, English (Second Language), English Only Movement
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Gierlinger, Erwin – Language and Education, 2015
Classroom code switching in foreign language teaching is still a controversial issue whose status as a tool of both despair and desire continues to be hotly debated. As the teaching of content and language integrated learning (CLIL) is, by definition, concerned with the learning of a foreign language, one would expect the value of code switching…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Language
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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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Cavazos, Alyssa G. – Language and Education, 2015
Due to the dominance of the English language in scholarship, multilingual academics often encounter challenges in achieving academic biliteracy and identifying successful language negotiation practices in academia. Through personal interviews with self-identified multilingual academics across academic disciplines, this paper explores how they…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, College Faculty, Bilingualism, Language Dominance
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Toohey, Kelleen; Dagenais, Diane – Language and Education, 2015
In this paper, we present excerpts from ethnographic data collected when a diverse classroom of children, some of whom were multilingual and others monolingual in English, used iPads to make videos. We discuss the practices, social relations, objects and material conditions that emerged as the children engaged in this production, with special…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Creativity
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Gilliland, Betsy – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers' understandings of second language learning influence their practices in the classroom. This paper analyzes interview and classroom data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of two high school English language development classes to identify (1) what the teachers understood about second language (L2) development and L2 academic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism
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Palviainen, Åsa; Mård-Miettinen, Karita – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers have an agentive role as they interpret, evaluate and develop language policies and practices. In the current study we interviewed a bilingual pre-school teacher in Finland during the first year of implementing a new way of working bilingually with a class of monolingual children. Applying nexus analysis, we explored the teacher…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Aalto, Eija; Tarnanen, Mirja – Language and Education, 2015
The article examines student teachers' pedagogical language knowledge. The analysis is based on data from an applied task in which Finnish student teachers (n = 221) of 16 school subjects assessed second language (SL) learners' writing skills. First, we briefly discuss subject teachers' role in language and literacy teaching in the multilingual…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Multilingualism
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Giovanelli, Marcello – Language and Education, 2015
English language is a fast-growing and popular subject at A level, but the majority of qualified secondary teachers in the UK have subject expertise and backgrounds in literature. This paper reports on interviews with seven secondary English teachers who discuss the strategies they used when taking on the responsibility of A-level English language…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives
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Lee, Cynthia – Language and Education, 2015
Adopting a case study approach with multiple data sources, this paper explores the ways in which rapport is built, and its impact on the learning process based on five successive writing support consultations between a native English-speaking (NES) tutor and her second language (L2) tutee in a Hong Kong university. With reference to the prepared…
Descriptors: Tutors, Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Manan, Syed Abdul; David, Maya Khemlani; Dumanig, Francisco Perlas – Language and Education, 2015
Sociocultural theory and constructionists propose that language learning is a socially and culturally mediated process, and they emphasize on social interaction. This study examines the amount of students' exposure to the school language to account for the link between English-medium policies in low-fee English-medium schools and children's…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Language of Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns, Mixed Methods Research
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Bialostok, Steven Mitchell – Language and Education, 2014
Bridging home literacy practices and school has been a key theme for many New Literacy Studies researchers, yet there is no clear consensus on the impact of multiple or new literacies in K-12 classrooms. American classrooms remain book-centric. Multiple literacies represent a fundamental paradigm shift in the ways we understand and enact literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Interviews, Moral Values, Figurative Language
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Wu, Ming-Hsuan; Lee, Kathy; Leung, Genevieve – Language and Education, 2014
This paper investigates Mandarin learning experiences of Chinese American teenagers from working-class families. Drawing on a subset of data from a larger ethnographic study, we focus on 14 middle schoolers who studied Mandarin as a heritage language at a socially engaging school with Mandarin as part of its official curriculum. The data highlight…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Mandarin Chinese, Second Language Learning, Heritage Education
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Park, Innhwa – Language and Education, 2014
While the delivery and reception of advice is a practice integral to a wide range of settings, little attention has been given to the detailed practices of advice resistance and how it leads to advice negotiation. Based on 7 hours of videotaped tutoring interactions among 6 tutors and 11 tutees, this conversation analytic study examines the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Tutors, Discourse Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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