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Constantinou, Filio; Chambers, Lucy – Language and Education, 2020
This study examined the use of non-standard English features in 16-year-old students' writing in the UK. Adopting a diachronic approach to the investigation of students' written production, the study sought to identify changes in students' use of non-standard English over the course of a decade, specifically from 2004 to 2014. It involved an…
Descriptors: Nonstandard Dialects, Writing (Composition), English, Diachronic Linguistics
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Lam, Virginia L.; Chaudry, Farkhanda R.; Pinder, Martin; Sura, Tarlok – Language and Education, 2020
While the debate regarding bilingual benefits persists within the cognitive sciences, education research has documented various functions that heritage languages (HL) serve their speakers through bicultural adaptation. The present study adopted a mixed-methods approach to gauge HL proficiency and use, cultural participation and ethnic and…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Heritage Education, Language Proficiency, Children
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Kendrick, Maureen; Early, Margaret; Chemjor, Walter – Language and Education, 2019
Characteristic of the twenty-first century are new literacy practices that require users and producers to be fluent with the affordances of multiple modes across print and digital media. In under-resourced contexts such as East Africa, these complex new multimodal practices have not been well documented. In this paper, we explore the context of an…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Journalism Education, Females, Foreign Countries
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Ianos, Maria Adelina; Sansó, Clara; Huguet, Àngel; Petreñas, Cristina – Language and Education, 2019
Following the arrival of a large number of immigrants in Catalonia (Spain), a series of language and educational policies focused on language uses, competences, and attitudes have been implemented with the aim to promote newcomers' social integration and to protect and maintain the regional language, Catalan. This study examines these key factors…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Immigrants, Secondary School Students
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Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda; Forbes, Karen; Liu, Yongcan – Language and Education, 2019
Analysis of progression in spoken English by newcomer migrant-background learners has traditionally oscillated between formal assessment of oral proficiency and ethnographic description of naturally occurring peer discourse. This paper reports on data gathered from a longitudinal study of newly arrived students with English as an additional…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Oliver, Lucy – Language and Education, 2019
This multicase study explores students' understandings about revision in the light of successive findings that they typically revise their texts little and at superficial levels. Students' limited revising has been variously explained, both in terms of cognitive-metacognitive factors and restrictive school models. Few studies, however, have…
Descriptors: Revision (Written Composition), Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Editing
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Vrikki, Maria; Brindley, Sue; Abedin, Manzoorul; Riga, Fran – Language and Education, 2019
Dialogic approaches to pedagogy have received increased attention in educational research in the past decades. Despite the substantial body of research on the quality of classroom talk, the secondary education context still remains less explored. The aim of the paper is to contribute to our understanding of dialogic practices in this context with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication
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Constantinou, Filio – Language and Education, 2019
The construct of language competence lies at the heart of language education, underpinning key processes such as language teaching and language assessment. Acknowledging its prominent position in the field of language education and seeking to illuminate its nature, this study attempted to trace the historical trajectory of the construct of…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Educational History, Secondary School Students, Native Language Instruction
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Myhill, Debra; Jones, Susan; Lines, Helen – Language and Education, 2018
Whilst historically there has been a widespread consensus that teaching grammar has no impact on students' attainment in writing, more recent research suggests that where a functionally oriented approach to grammar is meaningfully embedded within the teaching of writing, significant improvements in writing can be secured. A recent study, using a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Quasiexperimental Design, Grammar
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Hu, Jingjing; Gao, Xuesong – Language and Education, 2018
This study explored the processes of utilization of resources in secondary students' self-regulated strategic writing for academic studies in an English as medium of instruction context in Hong Kong. Drawing on multiple data sources collected through the observation of lessons, stimulated recall and semi-structured interviews, the study examined…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Writing Strategies, Underachievement, Second Language Learning
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Wiig, Camilla; Silseth, Kenneth; Erstad, Ola – Language and Education, 2018
This article explores how opportunities and limitations in creating intercontextualtiy between everyday and scientific ideas emerge in teacher-student interactions, with a particular focus on the teacher's role. The article draws on data from an empirical, longitudinal, study in a lower secondary school in Norway to analyze student-teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Classroom Communication
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Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth M.; Polat, Nihat – Language and Education, 2018
This quasi-experimental study explores changes in preservice teachers' reported self-efficacy and knowledge of instructional strategies in supporting English language learners (ELLs) after participating in an electronic pen-pal project. Seventy-four preservice teachers (experimental = 35; control = 39) participated in this study. The intervention…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Teacher Student Relationship
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Gleason, Jesse; Berg, Margaret; Huang, Jingzi – Language and Education, 2018
Our study focuses on Choice and Evaluation, two of Mohan's knowledge structures to uncover how teachers and students across content areas developed disciplinary knowledge through classroom talk. Participants included in-service teachers and their students in rural and urban secondary schools in the Eastern and Western US. Through Choice and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Prior Learning, Classroom Communication, Course Content
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de Mejía, Anne-Marie – Language and Education, 2017
Despite Colombia's official recognition of its ethnic and cultural diversity, it has yet to develop in practice an inclusive educational vision involving the recognition of diversity, as well as promoting the country's insertion within the global market. Garcia et al. acknowledge the importance of "cultivating" students' diverse…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Dagenais, Diane; Toohey, Kelleen; Bennett Fox, Alexa; Singh, Angelpreet – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, we explain how recent research on multilingualism, multilingual education, and multimodality informs our thinking about the use of "ScribJab," a multilingual iPad application and website ("ScribJab.com"), which enables users to compose, illustrate, and narrate stories in two languages. Drawing on excerpts from…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Handheld Devices, Web Sites, Writing (Composition)
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