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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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Rydland, Veslem?y; Gr?ver, Vibeke – Language and Education, 2019
Although recent research has documented that classroom discussions may enhance students' reading comprehension, limited knowledge exists regarding the 'working ingredients' that extend students' comprehension of texts through peer discussion. This observational study examines the pre- and post-discussion comprehension of fifth graders,…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students
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Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Reznitskaya, Alina; Bourdage, Kristin; Oyler, Joseph; Glina, Monica; Drewry, Robert; Kim, Min-Young; Nelson, Kathryn – Language and Education, 2017
In this paper, we report findings from the second year of a three-year research and professional development program designed to help elementary school teachers engage in dialogic teaching to support the development of students' argument literacy. We define argument literacy as the ability to comprehend and formulate arguments through speaking,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Dialogs (Language), Video Technology
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Avenia-Tapper, Brianna; Isacoff, Nora M. – Language and Education, 2016
Highly explicit language use is prized in scientific discourse, and greater explicitness is hypothesized to facilitate academic achievement. Studies in the mid-twentieth century reported controversial findings that the explicitness of text differs by the income and education levels of authors' families. If income-related differences in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Income, Academic Achievement, Linguistic Theory
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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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Toohey, Kelleen; Dagenais, Diane – Language and Education, 2015
In this paper, we present excerpts from ethnographic data collected when a diverse classroom of children, some of whom were multilingual and others monolingual in English, used iPads to make videos. We discuss the practices, social relations, objects and material conditions that emerged as the children engaged in this production, with special…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Creativity