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Iversen, Jonas Yassin – Language and Education, 2020
Field placement allows pre-service teachers (PSTs) to gain experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students. However, little is known about how PSTs engage with multilingualism during field placement. This article investigates how PSTs capitalise on their own as well as their students' linguistic repertoires during field…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Student Placement
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McKinney, Carolyn; Tyler, Robyn – Language and Education, 2019
Language ideologies profoundly shape and constrain the use of language as a resource for learning in 'multilingual' or linguistically diverse classrooms. In this paper, we draw attention in particular to the ideology of languages as stable, boundaried objects and to the colonial invention of African languages. Against this backdrop, we analyse an…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Code Switching (Language), Semiotics, Bilingualism
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Prinsloo, Mastin; Krause, Lara-Stephanie – Language and Education, 2019
Prevalent approaches to classroom languaging and bilingual education interpret the practices of multilingual groups of people through a monolingual lens that obscures the fluid languaging and semiotic practices of contemporary communities who engage in dynamic semiotic and linguistic practices, rather than 'add' one language to another in the form…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Semiotics
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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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Kiramba, Lydiah Kananu – Language and Education, 2018
Research in educational linguistics is now challenging the efficacy of monolingual approaches that often dominate educational practices in multilingual settings. In most African nations where multilingualism is the norm, there remains a persistent reluctance by educational stakeholders (principals, teachers, parents, and students) to embrace…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Multilingualism, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Hamman, Laura – Language and Education, 2018
This article examines the role of translanguaging practices and pedagogies in two-way dual language classrooms. Much of the recent expansion of dual language programs across the US has occurred in mid-sized cities and rural communities where English monolingualism is the norm; however, the extant literature on flexible language practices in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Elementary School Students, Code Switching (Language), Role
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van Drie, Jannet; van de Ven, Piet-Hein – Language and Education, 2017
In this study, we explored how students make use of whole-class interaction in individual writing. Although various studies show the importance of classroom interaction for writing, little is known about how this works, particularly in history. Starting point is the idea that learning can move from the interpersonal level in classroom discourse to…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis, Classroom Communication, History Instruction
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Wall, Dorothy J.; Hurie, Andrew H. – Language and Education, 2017
Pre-service teachers need support in developing their teacher identities as they navigate the uncertain and complex terrain of student teaching and face the pressures of high-stakes accountability. This support is particularly important for bilingual pre-service teachers as they negotiate the many complexities of the bilingual classroom, and as…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Observation