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Callender, Christine – Language and Education, 1995
Discusses new areas of investigation for causes of underachievement in black children, drawing on pertinent work in the United States, recent British research, and several personal accounts by black teachers. The article concludes by highlighting the role of black educators in multiethnic schools and points to their dual position in relation to…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Blacks, Foreign Countries, Language Research
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Sarangi, Srikant – Language and Education, 1996
Examines how two competing identities--one educational and the other, workplace--are negotiated by further education (FE) students and sustained through the FE provision in Britain. The article argues that the competing educational and workplace identities are constituted in the contradictions and ambiguities inherent in FE. (42 references)…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Course Objectives, Cultural Influences, Cultural Isolation
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Lillis, Theresa – Language and Education, 1997
Explores the writing experiences of a group of Black bilingual women in a language studies course in Britain. The study focuses on how the practices surrounding dominant conventions in academic writing in higher education constrain what these women can say what they say, thus regulating their writing. (JL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Blacks, Cultural Differences, Discourse Analysis
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Gregory, Susan – Language and Education, 1992
Categories of deafness are defined not in terms of degree of hearing loss but of consequences for the deaf person. The culture and language, British Sign Language, of a largely hidden population are discussed. (40 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Deafness, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries
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Searle, Chris – Language and Education, 1992
An exploration of linguistic racism in inner-city schools and neighborhoods is offered, with strategies describing how work in schools and communities can help overcome it. (seven references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Edwards, Viv; Walker, Sue – Language and Education, 1994
Responds to Grace Feuerverger's article on literacy intervention. The authors argue that uncritical use of multilingual resources is unlikely to result in significant improvement in students' literacy. They outline problems inherent in the use of multilingual materials and reasons for international cooperation in this area. (14 references)…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials
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Wilson, John; Haugh, Brian – Language and Education, 1995
Argues that the method of "collaborative modelling" developed to teach reading skills may be utilized in generating and assessing pupil talk within the classroom. Pupil pairs were given different texts from science, English, and geography and asked to re-present them in another form. Results indicate the value of the talk emerging from…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Cooperation
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Monaghan, Frank – Language and Education, 1999
Explores the use of computer software such as databases and concordancing programs in the analysis of mathematical texts in the secondary classroom. Reports on research into aspects of the mathematics register at the individual word level, tracking the development of a single lexical item "diagonal" through the various national…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Computer Software, Databases, Foreign Countries