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Anderson, Jim; Chung, Yu-Chiao; Macleroy, Vicky – Language and Education, 2018
This article presents findings from the global literacy project, Critical Connections: Multilingual Digital Storytelling (MDST), which provides a means of nurturing and reflecting multiliteracies in practice. It recognises the power of storytelling and the space stories offer both for self-representation and for engaging with otherness. It draws…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Story Telling, Multilingualism
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Sharples, Robert – Language and Education, 2017
Increasing rates of migration to the global West are focusing attention on the experiences of young migrants in schools. Too often, these young people are identified in terms of linguistic deficiency but this obscures the skills, experiences and expectations of formal education that they have developed before or during their migration. This…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Self Concept, Learning Experience, Case Studies
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Kenner, Charmian; Ruby, Mahera – Language and Education, 2012
Teachers in complementary schools are often assumed to be using outmoded teaching strategies and an authoritarian approach to discipline. However, it is rare for mainstream teachers to have visited these community-run after-school or weekend classes, which remain on the margins of educational provision. This paper argues that complementary…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Expertise
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Sneddon, Raymonde – Language and Education, 2012
The paper offers a case study of two bilingual girls aged 10, born in London, of Albanian-speaking families who arrived in the UK as refugees. An earlier study, when the girls were aged six, explored the strategies they used as they learned to read with their mothers in Albanian using dual language books. Four years on, supported by a primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Children, Females
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Preece, Sian – Language and Education, 2010
This paper examines linguistic diversity among minority ethnic undergraduate students categorised as from widening participation backgrounds in a new university in London. All students are British born and educated and from working-class families. The paper considers how the students negotiate multilingual and bidialectal identities within the…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Multilingualism
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Martin, Peter – Language and Education, 2010
This paper looks at the intersection between higher education, language and identity in Britain. It examines the reflections of minority ethnic graduates on their undergraduate studies in a new university in London. The graduates are from widening participation backgrounds and are multilingual. The paper explores how these graduates experienced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Personal Narratives, Multilingualism, Graduates
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Anderson, Jim – Language and Education, 2008
Goldsmiths College is one of a number of providers of initial teacher education to have introduced courses in community/heritage languages in the UK in recent years. Students taking the course gain experience in working with a wide range of learners across different sectors (state maintained, independent and complementary). This study is based on…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Creative Activities, Professional Development
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Kenner, Charmian; Ruby, Mahera; Jessel, John; Gregory, Eve; Arju, Tahera – Language and Education, 2008
The computer is widely recognised as a cultural tool with the potential to enhance learning, and children are considered to develop ICT skills with particular facility. However, young children still require assistance in order to gain the maximum educational benefit. This study investigates how such assistance was given to 3-6 year olds by their…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Young Children, Educational Benefits, Grandchildren
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Wallace, Catherine – Language and Education, 2005
This study was conducted against the background of a British government initiative--The National Literacy Strategy--which prescribes a daily hour of formal literacy instruction for primary aged children, known as the Literacy Hour. The paper describes the developing understanding and experience of literacy of four bilingual Year Five children,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Communication, Literacy, Primary Education
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Kenner, Charmian; Kress, Gunther; Al-Khatib, Hayat; Kam, Roy; Tsai, Kuan-Chun – Language and Education, 2004
This paper discusses ways in which young bilingual children understand the principles underlying different writing systems. Six case studies were conducted, involving six-year-olds growing up in London who were learning to write in Chinese, Arabic or Spanish at the same time as English. The children's formal and informal literacy interactions were…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Young Children, Peer Teaching, Bilingualism
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Sneddon, Raymonde; Patel, Kanta – Language and Education, 2003
Explores how the story "The Raja's Big Ears" traveled from Gujerat in India, where it is a well-known folktale, via a skilled story teller, to London, where it was transformed through contact with the multicultural world of London school children. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Cultural Influences, Dialects, English (Second Language)
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Kenner, Charmian – Language and Education, 1999
Discusses results of one-year research project in South London nursery class that included 3- and 4-year- olds from variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Given the opportunity to use wide range of literacy materials--in English and other languages--as part of social interaction and through own writing, these children displayed knowledge…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Class Activities, Diversity (Student), Foreign Countries