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Ibrahim, Nayr – Education Inquiry, 2016
Where adults go, children follow. The reality of a globalized, interconnected world, characterised by the mobility of people, goods and knowledge, across physical and virtual spaces and time, has had a significant impact on children's early experiences of language, literacy and identity. Children are not peripheral to, but constitute an integral…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Second Languages, Literacy, Multilingualism
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Almgren, Margareta; Manterola, Ibon – Education Inquiry, 2016
The aim of this paper is to analyse some aspects of development of Basque as a second language (L2) in children for whom Spanish is their first language (L1) who attended immersion school in Basque in a Spanish-speaking sociolinguistic context. Data consist of oral story retellings produced in a classroom setting where the same children…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Languages, Spanish
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Nordlund, Marie – Education Inquiry, 2016
This article reports the findings of a comparative analysis of two English teaching course book series which are widely used in school years 4-6 in Sweden: Good Stuff and New Champion. The analysis comprises comparisons of the vocabulary component in the teaching materials and examines the extent to which words -- adjectives, nouns and verbs --…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Word Frequency, Textbooks, Elementary School Students
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Darmanin, Mary – Education Inquiry, 2013
This article critically examines how Malta, the smallest EU state, has developed specific 'small' or 'minimalist tolerance' discourses and practices in the education of ethnic minorities and immigrants. As a previous colony of Britain, now a 'new' host country with, relative to its size, the largest influx of undocumented immigrants, Malta faces…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Catholics, Foreign Countries