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Gordon, Steven Lawrence; Harvey, Jaqueline – Language and Education, 2019
A key factor in providing quality education is the main language of instruction (M-LoI). This creates a challenging situation for education policymakers in post-colonial multilingual countries such as South Africa. Language-in-education policies must valorise indigenous languages and redress their exclusion in past education systems while ensuring…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Postcolonialism
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From, Tuuli; Holm, Gunilla – Language and Education, 2019
This article analyses the construction of linguistic value and recognition of linguistic resources in educational spaces in Finland, where Swedish is the second national language and in Sweden, where Finnish is one of five official minority languages. Drawing on ethnographic methods, critically informed notions of language policy and spatial…
Descriptors: Swedish, Finno Ugric Languages, Ethnography, Language Minorities
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Flynn, Naomi; Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language and Education, 2018
This article examines the relationship between policy and practice for the teaching of children with English as an additional language (EAL) in English schools. It contributes original insights into how teachers are supported or restricted in developing the nuances of pedagogy needed for children new to English. The reported research took place…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants
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Tarnanen, Mirja; Palviainen, Åsa – Language and Education, 2018
As policy agents, teachers are involved in representing and reproducing language education policies in their talk, practices and classroom interaction. Contemporary Finland and its education system are experiencing times of change from the increased globalisation and dynamic flows of migration. This has affected the most recent Finnish curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Multilingualism, Educational Policy
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Anderson, Jim; Chung, Yu-Chiao; Macleroy, Vicky – Language and Education, 2018
This article presents findings from the global literacy project, Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling (MDST), which provides a means of nurturing and reflecting multiliteracies in practice. It recognises the power of storytelling and the space stories offer both for self-representation and for engaging with otherness. It draws…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Multilingualism
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, we establish direct links between language policy on the one hand and assessment in multilingual contexts on the other hand. We illustrate the bi-directional relationship with the examples of the USA, Canada, and the Basque Country. That comparison is placed in the context of the changing views about the use of languages in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Correlation
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Heugh, Kathleen; Prinsloo, Cas; Makgamatha, Matthews; Diedericks, Gerda; Winnaar, Lolita – Language and Education, 2017
Rapidly changing demographics challenge education systems everywhere. Multilingualism, in particular, brings challenges in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Here we draw attention to contexts and practices of multilingual education in southern settings that differ from those in northern ones. Whereas much of the literature indicates that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Second Language Learning
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De Backer, Fauve; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef – Language and Education, 2017
Across Europe we can observe the reinforcement of monolingual education policies, despite increasing multilingualism. Recent research has shown that the emphasis is on language proficiency in the socially dominant language. This is viewed as the key to educational success. The use of other languages or linguistic repertoires is not valued in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Language Proficiency, Monolingualism
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Leung, Constant – Language and Education, 2016
The school population in England is linguistically diverse; according to official data, over one million pupils do not speak English as their first language. All teachers are expected to support English as an additional language (EAL) development as part of their professional responsibility. At the same time, there has been little specific…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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Llinares, Ana; Pascual Peña, Irene – Language and Education, 2015
This paper presents an analysis of teachers' questions and students' responses in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) classes of history. Through the combined application of genre theory and a typology of CLIL teacher academic questions, the study aims at contributing to the understanding of how CLIL students use the foreign language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content, Academic Discourse
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Plüddemann, Peter – Language and Education, 2015
This paper reflects on the state of educational language policy two decades into a post-Apartheid South Africa caught between official multilingualism and English. The focus is on the national language-in-education policy (LiEP) that advocates additive bi/multilingualism, and a provincial counterpart, the language transformation plan (LTP). Using…
Descriptors: Social Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Cummins, Jim – Language and Education, 2015
The authors of papers in this special issue are in agreement that if schools are to reverse underachievement among rural and township students in the South African context the instructional space must be expanded to include students' and teachers' multilingual repertoires together with a focus on explicitly demystifying how academic language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Academic Discourse
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Costley, Tracey – Language and Education, 2014
This paper is focused on the ways in which social policy and social concerns have impacted upon and shaped provision for students who consider English as an additional language (EAL). It provides an overview of practice and provision in relation to EAL learners in the context of state-funded education in England over the last 60 years in order to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Public Policy, Classroom Techniques
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Bae, So Hee – Language and Education, 2013
"Jogi yuhak" (early study abroad) has become a prominent educational and linguistic investment strategy for middle-class Korean families to raise their children as global elites, allowing them to attain multilingual competence through transnational educational migration. Singapore, a newly emerging center of "jogi yuhak",…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Native Language, Study Abroad
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