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Palm, Clara; Ganuza, Natalia; Hedman, Christina – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article explores language use and investment among Somali-speaking children and adolescents in Sweden, through group interviews and survey data. Our findings indicate that there are incentives to invest in Somali language learning considering the reported language use patterns and the expressed positive attitudes towards Somali mother tongue…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Afro Asiatic Languages, Immigrants, Incentives
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De Backer, Fauve; Slembrouck, Stef; Van Avermaet, Piet – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
A challenge in designing tests is ensuring fairness for all test takers. Pupils who are not yet sufficiently proficient in the language of schooling taking a test that was designed for native speakers is unfair, since they will not be able to demonstrate their true abilities (Abedi, J., and C. Lord. 2001. "The Language Factor in Mathematics…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Testing Accommodations, Mathematics Tests, Culture Fair Tests
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Van Laere, Evelien; Rosiers, Kirsten; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef; van Braak, Johan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Computer-based learning environments (CBLEs) have the potential to integrate the linguistic diversity present in classrooms as a resourceful tool in pupils' learning process. Particularly for pupils who speak a language at home other than the language which is used at school, more understanding is needed on how CBLEs offering multilingual content…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Language Usage
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Panos, Alexandra – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
New Literacy Studies and related scholarship on the use of digital tools in classrooms support the argument that literacy practices can be understood as translingual and transcultural practices within the context of an otherwise monocultural and monolingual setting. Pushing for broader conceptions of "mono" settings and arguing for…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Poverty
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Peñalva, Stacy L. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This ethnographic study aims to foreground the voices of 34 first through twelfth graders who belong to first-generation immigrant families from Mexico and Central America and attend Nueva Vida Church (fictitious name) in a Midwestern US city. They insightfully reflect upon their language, culture and citizenship during Sunday school class focus…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Hispanic Americans, Churches, Ethnography
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Lee, Jang Ho – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
The non-native English-speaking teachers' (NNESTs) beliefs about the monolingual approach have not been sufficiently studied in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL). In examining the NNESTs' beliefs about that issue, the present study adapts Guy Cook's recent framework, according to which the monolingual approach is based upon four…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Huang, Chiu-Yen; Ke, I-Chung – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2016
This study investigated the adoption of English names in Taiwan through questionnaires and interviews with parents of junior high school students. In total, 564 parents filled out a questionnaire regarding their adoption of an English name, reasons for needing an English name, and their perspectives about their child's English name. We interviewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Naming, Questionnaires, Junior High School Students
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Hoare, Philip – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
This paper reports a study of how context influences a content-based language teaching (CBLT) project in China, an approach which is fairly new in the country, in its implementation in three middle schools. It identifies three aspects of the context which have a crucial effect on classroom practice. These are the perceptions of the project and its…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction