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Gillen, Julia; Cameron, Catherine Ann – Language and Education, 2017
The right to share the social heritage of a nation is an element of citizenship closely associated with education. Social heritage is understood as the negotiation of understandings within a dialectical understanding of social practice across multiple timescales. In this paper the meaning-making practices of one young child concerned with beavers…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Self Concept, Kindergarten, Family Environment
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de Oliveira, Luciana C.; Gilmetdinova, Alsu; Pelaez-Morales, Carolina – Language and Education, 2016
This article reports on a case study of a kindergarten, monolingual teacher and how she used Spanish, the home language of her Latino/a students who are English language learners (ELLs), in the classroom. The article focuses on how the teacher develops and uses her emerging knowledge of Spanish to scaffold students' learning, specifically when…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods, Monolingualism
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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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Shegar, Chitra; Weninger, Csilla – Language and Education, 2010
Research has demonstrated that popular culture often finds its way into classroom discourse, generally in the form of intertextual references that students make. As some scholars have shown, such allusions are often ignored. Even if they are validated, this does not happen in a systematic way that would exploit their full potential as a learning…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Ethnography, Diaries, Literacy
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Language and Education, 2008
This paper explores the social and cultural knowledge embedded in the textbooks for language and literacy education in a Chinese heritage language school, the Zhonguo School, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It examines how Chinese language arts textbooks introduce the child reader to cultural knowledge considered legitimate and valued in China as…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Literacy Education, Textbooks, Foreign Countries