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Merchant, Guy – Language and Education, 2013
In large parts of the developed world, increased connectivity has led to changes in the communicational landscape. Meaning-making associated with new media disturbs established ways of describing and defining literacy, leading some academics and educators to identify "new literacies" as a distinct break from traditional and predominantly…
Descriptors: Literacy, Information Technology, Films, Video Games
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Maybin, Janet – Language and Education, 2013
While "voice" is frequently invoked in discussions of pupils' agency and empowerment, less attention has been paid to the dialogic dynamics of children's voices and the sociocultural features shaping their emergence. Drawing on linguistic ethnographic research involving recent recordings of 10- and 11-year-old children's…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Video Technology, Ethnography, Popular Culture
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Leung, Constant; Lewkowicz, Jo – Language and Education, 2013
In this paper, we examine some of the tenets of the current conceptualisations of communicative competence. Drawing on the empirical data collected in linguistically diverse university classrooms, we show that meaning-making in social interaction is considerably more complex and fluid than is envisaged in theoretical models of communicative…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Intercultural Communication
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Snell, Julia – Language and Education, 2013
Sociolinguists have been fighting dialect prejudice since the 1960s, but deficit views of non-standard English are regaining currency in educational discourse. In this paper I argue that the traditional sociolinguistic response--stressing dialect systematicity and tolerance of "difference"--may no longer be effective by questioning a key…
Descriptors: Nonstandard Dialects, Language Variation, Foreign Countries, Working Class
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Foley, Yvonne; Sangster, Pauline; Anderson, Charles – Language and Education, 2013
While internationally there is a growing body of work investigating mainstreaming of English as an additional language (EAL), this topic has not featured strongly in research in the United Kingdom, and there are only a few studies that focus on the extent to which government policies and prescriptions concerning EAL students are actually being…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Grainger, Karen – Language and Education, 2013
It is a long-standing and commonly held belief in the United Kingdom and elsewhere that the use of elite forms of language reflects superior intellect and education. Expert opinion from sociolinguistics, however, contends that such a view is the result of middle-class bias and cannot be scientifically justified. In the 1960s and 1970s, such…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Variation, Language Usage, Middle Class
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan; Silver, Rita – Language and Education, 2013
To better comprehend how educational reforms and classroom practice interconnect, we need to understand the epistemic environments created for learning, as well as the pedagogical activities and the modes of classroom discourse related to these activities. This article examines how a particular innovation in English literacy, Strategies for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Classroom Techniques, Epistemology, Literacy Education
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Gort, Mileidis; Pontier, Ryan W. – Language and Education, 2013
In this paper, we present an analysis of the language practices of four Spanish/English dual language (DL) preschool teachers, focusing on the ways in which the teachers mediate bilingual interactions with students and distribute Spanish and English across different classroom discourse functions. Findings reveal teachers' flexible and strategic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers
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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – Language and Education, 2013
Young people's perceptions may offer an insight into the complex associations between language, education and social class. However, little research has asked young people what they think of their own talking. Forty-two British adolescents aged between 14 and 15 years were interviewed: 21 attended a school in a working class area; 21 attended…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Social Class, Correlation, Interviews
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Adoniou, Misty – Language and Education, 2013
Writing is the dominant mode through which most learning and assessment is mediated in schools. It is through writing that learners are most often asked to demonstrate their understanding of learned concepts and share their understandings of these concepts. If English language learners are to succeed in English medium schools, they must become…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Writing Skills, Skill Development, Freehand Drawing
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Vaish, Viniti – Language and Education, 2013
This paper is about the questioning patterns of teachers in an early intervention reading program and the exceptions to this typical interactional pattern. Literacy experts recommend a rich diet of oral language for young learners of English literacy. Teachers offer this rich diet by creating an appropriate learning environment in the classroom…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kavanagh, Lauren; Hickey, Tina M. – Language and Education, 2013
There is now consensus among researchers and educators that parental involvement in education is related to children's academic and social success at school. However, less is known about the reasons why some parents choose to become involved and others do not. In recent years, there has been a move towards developing theoretical models which can…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes, Immersion Programs
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Wold, Astri Heen – Language and Education, 2013
The classroom is an important context of second language learning for language minority children. Teachers are responsible for creating good learning opportunities by securing language use well adjusted to the children's level of comprehension. Thus, teachers should have realistic expectations of this. The purpose of the research is to increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Minority Group Students, Norwegian
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Sert, Olcay; Walsh, Steve – Language and Education, 2013
This paper primarily investigates the interactional unfolding and management of "claims of insufficient knowledge" (Beach and Metzger 1997) in two English language classrooms from a multi-modal, conversation-analytic perspective. The analyses draw on a close, micro-analytic account of sequential organisation of talk as well as on various…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Collier, Diane R. – Language and Education, 2013
In this paper, I examine the textmaking potentials of the popular cultural resources of professional wrestling, including its modes of textual expression, as performed by Kyle, a boy in the middle years of elementary school. Kyle remixed wrestling, and its performative affordances, style and textmaking potentials across time and space. Using a…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary School Students, Popular Culture, Educational Practices
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