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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article discusses the impact of the worldwide trend to introduce English as a foreign language (EFL) into primary schools at ever younger ages. This trend has gained momentum in recent years, affecting millions of children in countries throughout Asia. A policy decision of this kind has far-reaching implications but it is often made without…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Loo, Daron Benjamin; Maidom, Ritha; Kitjaroonchai, Nakhon – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study examined borderland discourse emergent from the practicum experiences of non-native English speaking pre-service teachers (PSTs) in a Thai primary school. Borderland discourse is defined as a space where personal and professional constructs intersect, which is often in a state of dissonance. Over a ten-week practicum period, the PSTs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Im, Sungmin; Martin, Sonya N. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper presents findings from a study conducted in an urban elementary school in the United States with an English language learner (ELL) student and two teachers engaged in collaborative teaching in an inclusion science classroom. This study examines the efficacy of utilising cogenerative dialogues between an ELL student and his science…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, English Language Learners
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Song, Xiaomei; Cheng, Liying – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
Despite the fast growth of English immersion in China, only limited research has been conducted regarding immersion teachers' educational background, instructional contexts, professional development, and their perceptions about English immersion. This study explored the above key issues from three primary immersion schools. Results indicated that…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Kirkgoz, Yasemin – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2008
This paper describes how Turkish teachers of English in state primary education approach the implementation of a Communicative-Oriented Curriculum innovation and factors that impact on teachers' classroom practices. Using multidimensional research procedures, including a questionnaire, observations and teacher interviews, a picture has been…
Descriptors: Class Size, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Language Teachers