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Tsakaloudi, Areti; Palaiologou, Nektaria – Multicultural Education Review, 2022
This paper focuses on the language policy of the European Union (hereafter, EU), which is applied in the case of European Schools (hereafter, ES). It is based on a case study conducted at postgraduate level. Our purposes were: (a) to examine and analyse the official EU policy on language and multilingualism, (b) to find similarities and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Graduate Students
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Hedman, Christina; Magnusson, Ulrika – Multicultural Education Review, 2021
Through the study of pedagogic discourse and practice in "introductory classes" (ICs) aimed at new migrant students at a linguistically diverse primary school in Sweden, we discuss pedagogic principles and power dynamics, drawing on Bernstein's conceptual frame. Our ethnographic data consist of teacher interviews and observational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Introductory Courses, Immigrants, Teaching Methods
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Starkey, Hugh – Multicultural Education Review, 2021
This paper examines pedagogical responses to James Banks's concept of "failed citizenship," namely the structural factors that inhibit migrants and minorities from accessing fully functioning citizenship and their human rights. Banks commissioned and published 16 case studies of social studies teachers in different national contexts to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education, Citizenship Education, Civil Rights
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Multicultural Education Review, 2021
In the last decades, the propagation of Mandarin has been carried out across the People's Republic of China as de facto language assimilation. It has achieved great success in that over 80 percent of the population can speak Mandarin, but it has also had devastating effects on minority language learning, maintenance, and use. Meanwhile, the…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Foreign Countries, Acculturation, Language Maintenance
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Kim, Jonghun – Multicultural Education Review, 2021
Korean society and schools have become more demographically diverse than ever. To support this increasing cultural diversity in schools, the Korean government has been developing multicultural education policies since 2006. This study aims to examine how multicultural education has been articulated by the government and how the national vision has…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Benediktsson, Artëm Ingmar; Ragnarsdóttir, Hanna – Multicultural Education Review, 2020
The paper comes from the first extensive qualitative research project on immigrant students' experiences of higher education in Iceland. The aim of the paper is to explore immigrant students' experiences of different assessment methods, such as summative, formative and group assessment, applied in three Icelandic universities. The analysis of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Indo European Languages, Active Learning, High Stakes Tests
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Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Heredia, Roberto; Cieslicka, Anna – Multicultural Education Review, 2020
In this paper, we investigate the effect that parents' language use (English, Spanish-English or Spanish) had on self-perceived proficiency, frequency of use, language anxiety, code-switching and cultural orientation of 206 Spanish-English bilinguals and multilinguals who were students in Texas where there is a strong presence of Spanish, the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Parent Child Relationship, English, Spanish
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Abuarrah, Sufyan; Lochtman, Katja – Multicultural Education Review, 2019
In many societies, single-sex education is embedded in a culture that maintains women subordination with possible ramifications to their language performance and role in society. This paper seeks to explain the cultural grounds for Palestinian female direct refusals in their L1 culture and the consequences for their linguistic behaviour in…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Single Sex Schools, Sex Fairness, Sex Role
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Xu, Jianwei; Huang, Hui – Multicultural Education Review, 2019
This paper examines the ways in which authentic conversation provides a sociocultural resource for developing the cultural competence of learners of Chinese as a heritage language in Australia. It draws upon language socialization as a theoretical framework to study the interconnected processes of linguistic and cultural learning in interactional…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Shin, Jaran – Multicultural Education Review, 2018
As a way to examine the validity of deficit perspectives on multicultural children in South Korea--namely, children of mixed parentage who are said to suffer from speech problems and school failure, this study examined their everyday and academic Korean proficiency and its association with their educational achievements. The primary data sources…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Korean, Language Proficiency, Academic Achievement
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Deroo, Matthew R.; Farver, Scott D.; Dunn, Alyssa Hadley – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
The advent of Web 2.0 and social media have changed how individuals act and react in mediated spaces. Pre-service teachers, familiar with navigating online spaces, enter their courses with a wealth of digital experiences, understandings and ways of making meaning. This study examines how pre-service teachers in a multicultural education course…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education
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Little, Sabine; Al Wahaibi, Suad – Multicultural Education Review, 2017
This paper reports a research study of Omani EFL learners' motivation to engage in social technologies through the medium of English, adopting Dörnyei's L2 Motivational Self System as the main theoretical framework, whilst exploring other emergent context-sensitive motivational driving forces. The purpose of the research study was to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Motivation
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Moutinho, Ricardo; Carlos Paes de Almeida Filho, José – Multicultural Education Review, 2015
In an increasingly multi-territorialized and interdependent world, people are getting more in touch with each other than ever before through many mass media services. This provides the possibility to overcome geographical boarders in order to build new relationships that foster mutual interests in economical and socio-cultural aspects from…
Descriptors: Language Role, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Walkington, Jackie – Multicultural Education Review, 2015
The composition of today's school classrooms is now more diverse in a world of greater global mobility and communication. For teachers, this adds further complexity to the task of ensuring each child has the most appropriate opportunity to learn. This paper posits that future teachers are more able to cater for cultural diversity by developing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Eamer, Allyson; Hughes, Janette; Morrison, Laura Jane – Multicultural Education Review, 2014
The aim of this mixed methods research study was to examine the construction of adolescents' bi-cultural identities through an exploration of their social practices on the social networking site, Ning. More specifically, we ask: (1) how are new Canadian and first-generation adolescents' bi-cultural identities shaped and performed as they use…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Social Networks, Adolescents, Biculturalism