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Rosiers, Kirsten; Willaert, Evita; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef – Language and Education, 2016
This study focuses on how teachers construe and give meaning to a pedagogical experiment in which the use of the home language in a primary school in Flanders was permitted in order to acknowledge the urban multilingual realities and resources of the pupils and to turn them into didactic capital (functional multilingual learning, FML). Using…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, Ethnography, Interviews
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Disbray, Samantha – Language and Education, 2016
Bilingual and Indigenous language and culture programmes have run in remote Australian schools with significant and continuing local support. Developments such as the new national Indigenous languages curriculum offer a further opportunity to broaden and sustain Indigenous language teaching and learning activities in these schools. However, over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnography
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Molyneux, Paul; Scull, Janet; Aliani, Renata – Language and Education, 2016
Provision for students learning English as an additional language (EAL) frequently overlooks the linguistic resources these children bring to the classroom. This is despite international research that highlights the facilitative links between support of the home language and the acquisition of new languages. This article reports on a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Academic Achievement
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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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Akhter, Parven – Language and Education, 2016
This paper is derived from a wider small-scale study of digital literacy practice that explores the ways in which a multilingual seven-year-old child, Bablu, interacts with his grandmother during Internet activities connected to Qur'anic literacy. The study aims to reveal how intergenerational learning support was given to Bablu by his…
Descriptors: Islam, Muslims, Literacy, Multilingualism
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Nordstrom, Janica – Language and Education, 2016
In the past decade, there has been increased scholarly interest in the purpose and functions of community language schools, also known as heritage, supplementary or complementary schools. In particular, previous studies have focused on schools operating in minority communities deriving from Asian and Eastern-European countries, showing that…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Middle Class, Community Schools, Swedish
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Jackson, Fiona – Language and Education, 2016
Mapping the knowledge formations of language teachers within their pedagogic practices is underresearched, particularly for subject English, a multi-faceted, elusively defined discipline. Deeper knowledge of the pedagogy of subject English teachers is critical, especially within South African education, given the socio-economic power of English in…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Literature, Profiles, Teaching Methods
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Lytra, Vally; Gregory, Eve; Ilankuberan, Arani – Language and Education, 2016
In this article, we examine a faith teacher's reflections on faith literacy teaching and learning and how they shaped his pedagogy in the context of Hindu/Saiva religious instruction classes for students of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage. The data are part of a larger multi-site three-year team ethnography of children's faith literacy learning in…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups, Participant Observation
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