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Ollerhead, Sue – Language and Education, 2019
Despite the growing numbers of migrant students enrolling in Australian secondary schools, and an official acknowledgment of their complex support and learning needs, there has been little policy focus on the pedagogical changes that need to be made by teachers to accommodate these needs. There is also little understanding of the depth and…
Descriptors: Semiotics, Multilingualism, Student Needs, Cultural Capital
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Delahunty, Janine; O'Shea, Sarah – Language and Education, 2019
'Student success' is a key driver in higher education policy and funding. Institutions often adopt a particular lens of success, emphasising 'retention and completion', 'high grades', 'employability after graduation' discourses, which place high value on human capital or fiscal outcomes. We explored how students themselves articulated notions of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Human Capital
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Mills, Kathy A.; Doyle, Katherine – Language and Education, 2019
Visual arts and other modes and media of communication are vital to Indigenous People, yet multimodal forms of representation, such as those prioritised in the arts, are often poorly understood and excluded from Indigenous education. This article describes cross-cultural, participatory community research enacted with an Indigenous school in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Students, Painting (Visual Arts)
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Daffern, Tessa – Language and Education, 2017
Being able to accurately spell in Standard English requires efficient coordination of multiple knowledge sources. Therefore, spelling is a word-formation problem-solving process that can be difficult to learn. The present study uses Triple Word Form Theory as a conceptual framework to analyse Standard English spelling performance levels of…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Spelling, Elementary School Students, Morphology (Languages)
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Fielding, Ruth – Language and Education, 2016
Research involving the plurilingualism of young people has begun to focus upon how we must re-conceptualise language learning to acknowledge the language resources of children with plurilingual experiences. This is particularly important in countries like Australia with a traditionally monolingual mindset embedded in policy, education, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Use Studies, Multilingualism
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French, Mei – Language and Education, 2016
In the context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in Australian schools, it is important to consider the value of students' multilingual resources for learning. This paper reports on an ethnographic case study conducted in an Australian metropolitan secondary school where the student body represented more than 40 cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Multilingual Materials, Educational Policy
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Turner, Marianne; Cross, Russell – Language and Education, 2016
In this article we introduce the special issue: Language(s) across the curriculum in Australian schools. The special issue includes a focus on English as an additional language in mainstream classes, Indigenous education, heritage languages and foreign languages, and we give background to these different--though frequently overlapping--contexts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mills, Kathy A.; Davis-Warra, John; Sewell, Marlene; Anderson, Mikayla – Language and Education, 2016
This research describes some of the salient features of Indigenous ways of working with multimodal literacies in digital contexts of use that emerged within an Indigenous school community with the oversight of Aboriginal Elders. This is significant because the use of multimodal literacy practices among a growing number of Indigenous school…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Participatory Research
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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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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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Nguyen, Bich; Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith – Language and Education, 2015
The transmission and dissemination of knowledge in Aboriginal societies for the most part occurs orally in an Aboriginal language or in Aboriginal English. However, whilst support is given to speaking skills in Indigenous communities, in our education system less emphasis is given to developing equivalent oral communicative competence in Standard…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Indigenous Populations, Standard Spoken Usage, Foreign Countries
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Kerfoot, Caroline; Simon-Vandenbergen, Anne-Marie – Language and Education, 2015
This article is the guest editors' introduction to the special issue "Language in Epistemic Access: Mobilising Multilingualism and Literacy Development for More Equitable Education in South Africa". The issue offers complementary perspectives on improving epistemic access for all learners but especially those whose home language does not…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Multilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Teaching Methods
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White, Peter R. R.; Mammone, Giuseppe; Caldwell, David – Language and Education, 2015
This chapter addresses the issue of pedagogy and bilingual/multilingual education: how best to match teaching-and-learning approaches to the literacy development needs of students in multilingual educational settings. More specifically, it makes the case for what is known as the "Sydney school" genre-based literacy development approach.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Styles, Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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