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Roy, Sylvie; Schafer, Paul-Christophe – Language and Education, 2015
This paper looks at reading in French immersion and how learning French is seen more as a skill rather than a social practice that could be examined through a more critical lens. Most of the teachers often teach students how to read but rarely will they discuss the role of French in Canadian society and how this is manifested in the texts they…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning
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Bhatt, Ibrar; de Roock, Roberto; Adams, Jonathon – Language and Education, 2015
Literacy studies approaches have tended to adopt a position which enables ethnographic explorations of a wide range of "literacies". An important issue arising is the new challenge required for researchers to capture, manage, and analyse data that highlight the unique character of practices around texts in digital environments. Such…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Teaching Methods, Ethnography, Research Methodology
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Myhill, Debra; Dunkin, Frances – Language and Education, 2005
This paper draws on observation data from 54 teaching episodes in Year 2 and Year 6 whole-class teaching. It describes the findings of the analysis and illustrates how "interactive", whole-class teaching is characterised by questions requiring predetermined answers. Speculative questions, which invite opinions, hypotheses and imaginings,…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Rojas-Drummond, Sylvia; Zapata, Margarita Peon – Language and Education, 2004
The study analyses the effects of training primary school children in the use of a linguistic tool called "Exploratory Talk" (ET) on their capacity for argumentation. ET allows for reasoned confrontation and negotiation of points of view, making the reasoning visible in the talk. Eighty-eight Mexican children from the 5th and 6th grades…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Mexicans, Thinking Skills, Grade 5