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Manor, Rama – Multilingual Education, 2016
The paper deals with the level of syntactic complexity of subordinate clauses in argument texts spontaneously produced in hebrew by Arab female freshmen specializing in the teaching of Hebrew at Academic College of Education in Israel. Syntactic complexity is examined by means of the relationships between main clauses and various types of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Semitic Languages, Phrase Structure
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Qi, Grace Yue – Multilingual Education, 2016
English has become a compulsory subject from Primary Three in China since 2003 and is gradually being introduced even earlier into the curriculum in many schools. This highlights the official importance of English in both primary school education and society. However, although a compulsory subject, there are fewer English lessons than for Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language Usage, Second Language Instruction
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Sartor, Valerie – Multilingual Education, 2015
This ethnographic study examines the educational struggles of Russian-born Buriat Mongolian children studying in China at a Mongolian/Mandarin school, by emphasizing conflicting educational paradigms between the Russian and Chinese systems. Educational practices are compared. Standardized assessment, teacher-centered classrooms, and group-…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Schools, Bilingual Students, Ethnography
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Wang, Lixun; Kirkpatrick, Andy – Multilingual Education, 2015
Hong Kong is linguistically complex and diverse with three principal languages: Cantonese, English and Putonghua. A substantial debate on the language policies governing the three principal languages has continued for more than two decades among policy-makers and educators. The political transition in 1997 has greatly affected Hong Kong society,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Education, Sino Tibetan Languages
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Oduor, Jane A. N. – Multilingual Education, 2015
This article proposes multilingualism in education, where indigenous languages are used alongside English as the media of instruction in schools to eventually promote their use in Kenya. It begins by stating Kenya's language policy in education. It then states the responses given by some primary and secondary school teachers who were interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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Choi, Jinyoung; Ziegler, Gudrun – Multilingual Education, 2015
Mastery of literacy skills in the language(s) of the host country is considered a key element for the successful integration of immigrants. The current paper focuses on possibly one of the most challenging aspects of the issues of linguistic integration of immigrants, i.e., literacy acquisition by "low-literate" adult immigrants in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Social Integration, Literacy Education
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Niolaki, Georgia Z.; Masterson, Jackie; Terzopoulos, Aris R. – Multilingual Education, 2014
Case studies of two children with spelling difficulty are reported. LK was multilingual and ED bilingual. A training programme that targeted phonic decoding (or sublexical) spelling processes was conducted with both children. Immediate and delayed post-training assessments showed improvement in spelling nonwords for LK but not for ED. Training…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Spelling, Multilingualism, Bilingualism
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Trudell, Barbara – Multilingual Education, 2014
This article examines a new phenomenon in language activism variously called the multilingual education working group or the multilingual education network, and abbreviated as MLEN. After an analysis of the conceptual and organizational contexts for these activist groups, the six MLENs in existence as of 2013 are described. The groups are then…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Advocacy, Multilingualism, Activism
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Spronk, Tanya – Multilingual Education, 2014
Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (South Sudan) has been working towards the implementation of a Language and Education Policy in which the mother tongue of the learner is to be used as a medium of instruction for the first three years of primary education.…
Descriptors: Peace, Conflict Resolution, Multilingualism, Language Usage
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Kioko, Angelina N.; Ndung'u, Ruth W.; Njoroge, Martin C.; Mutiga, Jayne – Multilingual Education, 2014
Varied realities surround the use of mother tongue education in Africa. These realities are entrenched in the attitudes and misconceptions that have gone unchallenged due to inadequate literature on the successful use of mother tongues in the classroom and beyond. The realities discussed in this paper include the frustrations of children…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Native Language, Language of Instruction, African Languages
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Mwaniki, Munene – Multilingual Education, 2014
Mother tongue education (MTE) has been a subject of rigorous debate for more than half a century, in both industrialised and developing societies. Despite disparate views on MTE, there is an uneasy consensus on its importance in educational systems, especially in the foundational years. Using the Language Management Framework, the article provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Native Language Instruction, Language of Instruction
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Ansah, Gladys Nyarko – Multilingual Education, 2014
Language-in-education policy in Ghana has been in a flux since British colonial rule but particularly so after independence. A close examination of post independence language in education policies shows these fluctuating policies have moved from one form of bilingual education policy to another. Many tensions and paradoxes that arise from…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Sociolinguistics, African Languages, Foreign Countries
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Parry, Kate; Kirabo, Elizabeth; Nakyato, Gorreth – Multilingual Education, 2014
This article discusses the importance of family practices to children's acquisition of literacy and describes attempts to influence such practices through the institution of family literacy programmes. One of these is the Family Literacy Project in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, which both served as a model and provided material for a similar…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, African Languages
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Mweri, Jefwa G. – Multilingual Education, 2014
In Kenya, the only official document that deals with the use of mother tongue (MT) in Schools is the 1967 Gachathi report. The report has clear-cut guidance and policy regarding MT use by the hearing children. However, for deaf children, no such policy exists; therefore, the use of the deaf child's MT (Kenyan Sign Language (KSL)) in schools for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deafness, Sign Language, Language of Instruction
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Mbithi, Esther K – Multilingual Education, 2014
Language use and creative writing go hand in hand. In the process of exploring language, we also engage in the study of literature. An engagement with literature is, indeed, a continuing process of improving our capacity to use language and refining our sensibility to good language use. In Kenya, there are clearly discernible patterns of creative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Creative Writing, Language Usage