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Mills, Kathy A.; Unsworth, Len – Language and Education, 2018
Issues of race periodically rupture in the national and international consciousness, while at other times, there is a false belief that society has arrived at a post-racial era. Either way, there remains impetus for the critical interrogation of the racialisation of multimodal literacies in education, and critical race theory (CRT) is a leading…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Multiple Literacies, Childrens Literature
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Normand-Marconnet, Nadine – Language and Education, 2013
Despite a long historical French presence in Vietnam, only 0.5% of Vietnamese people speak French today. As in other countries of South East Asia, language instruction in Vietnam has mainly focused on English for several decades. This paper provides an overview of a project called "French bilingual classes". The main aim of the study is…
Descriptors: French, Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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Vine, Elaine W. – Language and Education, 2006
Previous research suggests that young ESOL learners in mainstream English-medium classrooms are afforded limited opportunities to engage with curriculum content. This paper reports on a study of a five-year-old boy from Samoa who was just beginning to learn English in a mainstream New Zealand classroom. Interactions between the boy and his …
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Males, Young Children
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Yongbing, Liu – Language and Education, 2005
For the most part unrecognised by the international community, the introduction of Pinyin in the teaching of Mandarin Chinese to children in the initial years of their schooling in China is one of the largest innovations in the history of language education. It has also provided an example of an effective pedagogical and curricular reform on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Diachronic Linguistics, Mandarin Chinese
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Sifakis, Nicos C.; Sougari, Areti-Maria – Language and Education, 2003
Addresses the challenge of globalization with respect to English language teaching and particularly teaching English to speakers of foreign languages. Argues that some of the primary issues involved concern the increasing role of technology and communication in modern societies and the looming conflict between local communities and the…
Descriptors: Decision Making, English (Second Language), Language Role, Second Language Instruction
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Kamanda, Mohamed Combo – Language and Education, 2002
Discusses the historical perspective relating to current problems facing mother tongue instruction in Sierra Leone and examines post-independence policies to highlight the institutional bases of mother tongue education and to consider causes of inertia and negative attitudes towards it since independence. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: African Languages, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Barton, David – Language and Education, 2001
Provides an overview of the field of literacy studies, describing the range of work that has been covered and identifying current unresolved issues as ways of suggesting future directions and showing ways that literacy can be seen as an integral part of language. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, Critical Theory, Futures (of Society), Language Research
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Wood, David – Language and Education, 1992
After reviewing recent research on child language development under age five, this article discusses classroom discourse and identifies factors that may promote or inhibit pupils' mastery of the later phases of linguistic development. (30 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Language, Classroom Communication, Cultural Context
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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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Gfeller, Elisabeth; Robinson, Clinton – Language and Education, 1998
Addresses the question of mother-tongue education of children, especially in francophone countries of Africa. It seeks to contribute to the debate on the integration of local languages into educational systems in multilingual settings by stressing the opposing cultural messages carried by official and indigenous languages. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Hellsten, Meeri – Language and Education, 1998
Discusses the notion of identity in relation to the options of cultural affiliation available to minority group members. In particular, the article addresses commentary made in relation to the implementation of national curriculum guidelines in indigenous literacy education settings. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Cultural Maintenance, Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations
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Boyle, Joseph – Language and Education, 1997
Considers the role of native-speaker English language teachers in Hong Kong. First, the article examines the concept of native speaker and offers five criteria that determine whether a person can be classed as a native speaker or not. Second, it focuses on the use of native-speaker English teachers in Hong Kong, with particular reference to a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Language Variation