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Lukes, Marguerite – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This study explores the potential of native language literacy instruction for adult immigrant English language learners who have limited formal schooling or have had interruptions in their formal education. By examining 3 programs that provide native language literacy in combination with English as a second language (ESL) instruction, this study…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Persistence, Focus Groups, Student Participation
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Kerfoot, Caroline – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
In South Africa, democratic consolidation involves not only building a new state, but also new interfaces between state and society. To strengthen the agency of citizens at these interfaces, recent approaches to development stress the notion of "participatory citizenship." The purpose of this article is to explore the links, rarely…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries