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Tadic, Nadja – Language and Education, 2019
Educators have long been advocating for the appropriation of students' interests into the classroom as a means of promoting participation and learning. However, little attention has been paid to the possible issues that interest-driven pedagogy might engender for both teachers and students through its blend of the personal and academic. This…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Video Technology
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Sapién, Racquel-María; Hirata-Edds, Tracy – Language and Education, 2019
Although the ideal in work with endangered languages is to design collaborative projects that integrate documentation and support for revitalization from the outset, the reality is that many language workers must rely on existing products of documentation to create materials. Traditional documentation, including reference grammars, dictionaries,…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Second Language Instruction, Documentation, Curriculum Development
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Jeung, Han Hee; Kellogg, David – Language and Education, 2019
The work of L.S. Vygotsky was popularised in the West between two great waves of educational thought: constructivism and cognitivism. Reception was therefore colored by three metaphors introduced by Jerome Bruner: 'construction', 'scaffolding' and 'narrative'. Narratives were to be characterized by features we call SELF: Subjects, Expectancy and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Figurative Language, Korean, Language Acquisition
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Kirsch, Claudine – Language and Education, 2018
There is a recognised need for multilingual pedagogies as these capitalise on children's resources. Language policies calling for monolingual or multilingual policies are, however, not easily translated into pedagogical practices. Teachers play a crucial role in the process of policy implementation because they negotiate policies and adapt them in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Planning, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction
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Kim, So Jung; Cho, Hyesun – Language and Education, 2017
Despite the increasing attention paid to the importance of critical literacy in North American early childhood classrooms, critical literacy has been rarely discussed in East Asian classrooms, particularly in South Korea. The present study delineates ways in which a Korean preschool teacher interacts with her young learners during literacy…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Literacy Education
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Pantaleo, Sylvia – Language and Education, 2017
The data featured in this article were gathered during a classroom-based research project with Grade 2 (six- and seven-year-old) children. The overall purposes of the study included exploration of how the development of young children's understanding of elements of visual art and design would affect their comprehension, interpretation, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Picture Books, Classroom Research, Elementary School Students
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Gillen, Julia; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Language and Education, 2017
The right to share the social heritage of a nation is an element of citizenship closely associated with education. Social heritage is understood as the negotiation of understandings within a dialectical understanding of social practice across multiple timescales. In this paper the meaning-making practices of one young child concerned with beavers…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Self Concept, Kindergarten, Family Environment
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Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana – Language and Education, 2017
Access to digital technology in the classroom enables the composition and organization of ideas on screen with a variety of semiotic systems of different modes and media. This study explores patterns of communication and preference of design in digital meaning-making of twelve 7-8 years old students. Meanings were shaped in complex uses and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Elementary School Students, Information Technology, Cultural Influences
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Hermansson, Carina – Language and Education, 2017
This paper arose out of a shared concern about how to explore young children's ways of becoming-writers. A framework based on the nomad thought of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari was used to develop the analysis. A situated, relational and nomadic analysis offers insights into how processes of becoming-writers are produced,…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Qualitative Research, Swedish, Early Childhood Education
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Haneda, Mari; Teemant, Annela; Sherman, Brandon – Language and Education, 2017
We investigate the instructional coaching interactions between a kindergarten teacher and an experienced coach using the analytic lens of dialogic teaching. The data were collected in the context of a US professional development project that supports urban elementary school teachers in enacting critical sociocultural teaching practices. We…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
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de Oliveira, Luciana C.; Gilmetdinova, Alsu; Pelaez-Morales, Carolina – Language and Education, 2016
This article reports on a case study of a kindergarten, monolingual teacher and how she used Spanish, the home language of her Latino/a students who are English language learners (ELLs), in the classroom. The article focuses on how the teacher develops and uses her emerging knowledge of Spanish to scaffold students' learning, specifically when…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods, Monolingualism
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McPake, Joanna; Stephen, Christine – Language and Education, 2016
This paper describes some of the findings emerging from a small-scale pilot study investigating the potential of a tablet app, "Our Story (Ar Stòiridh)," to enhance language-learning opportunities for children in Gaelic-medium preschool playrooms. The intervention drew on design-based research, a methodology for investigating the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Preschool Teachers, Pilot Projects
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Gallagher, Colleen – Language and Education, 2016
Recognizing the importance of academic language for students' success in schools, this article reports on an investigation of how narrative-focused literacy events in the classroom provide opportunities for academic language socialization. Data were collected from one public elementary school in a major metropolitan area in the Mid-Atlantic region…
Descriptors: Socialization, Academic Discourse, Classroom Communication, Kindergarten
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Heppner, Denise H. – Language and Education, 2016
The focus of this research was on examining a play-based, child-centered instructional technique known as story telling/story acting (ST/SA) within a Canadian preschool setting. The goal was to examine the changes that occurred in the narrative features of preschool children's stories, and to investigate whether ST/SA fostered emerging literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Teaching Methods, Story Telling
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Palviainen, Åsa; Mård-Miettinen, Karita – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers have an agentive role as they interpret, evaluate and develop language policies and practices. In the current study we interviewed a bilingual pre-school teacher in Finland during the first year of implementing a new way of working bilingually with a class of monolingual children. Applying nexus analysis, we explored the teacher…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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