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Pandya, Jessica Zacher; Mills, Kathy A. – Language and Education, 2019
While humour and laughter create conditions that are conducive for learning, different forms of children's humour have been given little attention in research on digital media, literacy learning, and multimodal design. Applying a Bakhtinian lens, we analyse carnivalesque videos created by elementary students as part of the formal curriculum. We…
Descriptors: Humor, Films, Learning Processes, Literacy
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Briceño, Allison; Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia; Muñoz-Muñoz, Eduardo – Language and Education, 2018
This qualitative study explored Spanish-speaking teacher credential students' beliefs about academic language that might promote or inhibit their decision to become bilingual teachers. Data includes interviews with 11 bilingual teacher candidates who were heritage Spanish speakers. Findings show that most were only aware of English-only…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Spanish Speaking, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Brooks, Maneka Deanna – Language and Education, 2016
Long-term English learners (LTELs) are frequently characterized as struggling with academic reading in English. This paper moves beyond broad generalizations about this population's English-reading practices to a situated analysis of one "LTEL"--Lizbeth Sanchez's--making meaning in her sophomore biology classroom. This analysis of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Reading Processes, Science Achievement
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Gilliland, Betsy – Language and Education, 2015
Teachers' understandings of second language learning influence their practices in the classroom. This paper analyzes interview and classroom data collected during a year-long ethnographic study of two high school English language development classes to identify (1) what the teachers understood about second language (L2) development and L2 academic…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism