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Asher Golden, Noah; Zacher Pandya, Jessica – Language and Education, 2019
This article revisits questions on the utility of identity in literacy studies. Following a review of the range of conceptions of identity and framings of its uses, we argue that "identity-as-position" is needed as a pragmatic tool in the field of literacy studies, and grounds responsive critical literacy practices. Drawing on a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Critical Literacy, Case Studies, Literacy Education
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Hardman, William; Bell, Huw – Language and Education, 2019
This case study investigates writing feedback practices and their relationship to the grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) objectives in the 2014 National Curriculum for England, with a particular focus on grammatical metalanguage. Our data is composed of authentic examples of children's writing in three classes at one primary school in the…
Descriptors: Grammar, Metalinguistics, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Vrikki, Maria; Brindley, Sue; Abedin, Manzoorul; Riga, Fran – Language and Education, 2019
Dialogic approaches to pedagogy have received increased attention in educational research in the past decades. Despite the substantial body of research on the quality of classroom talk, the secondary education context still remains less explored. The aim of the paper is to contribute to our understanding of dialogic practices in this context with…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Classroom Communication
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Kirsch, Claudine – Language and Education, 2018
There is a recognised need for multilingual pedagogies as these capitalise on children's resources. Language policies calling for monolingual or multilingual policies are, however, not easily translated into pedagogical practices. Teachers play a crucial role in the process of policy implementation because they negotiate policies and adapt them in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Planning, Multilingualism, Language of Instruction
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Kiramba, Lydiah Kananu – Language and Education, 2018
Research in educational linguistics is now challenging the efficacy of monolingual approaches that often dominate educational practices in multilingual settings. In most African nations where multilingualism is the norm, there remains a persistent reluctance by educational stakeholders (principals, teachers, parents, and students) to embrace…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Multilingualism, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Hamman, Laura – Language and Education, 2018
This article examines the role of translanguaging practices and pedagogies in two-way dual language classrooms. Much of the recent expansion of dual language programs across the US has occurred in mid-sized cities and rural communities where English monolingualism is the norm; however, the extant literature on flexible language practices in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Elementary School Students, Code Switching (Language), Role
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Wiig, Camilla; Silseth, Kenneth; Erstad, Ola – Language and Education, 2018
This article explores how opportunities and limitations in creating intercontextualtiy between everyday and scientific ideas emerge in teacher-student interactions, with a particular focus on the teacher's role. The article draws on data from an empirical, longitudinal, study in a lower secondary school in Norway to analyze student-teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Classroom Communication
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de Mejía, Anne-Marie – Language and Education, 2017
Despite Colombia's official recognition of its ethnic and cultural diversity, it has yet to develop in practice an inclusive educational vision involving the recognition of diversity, as well as promoting the country's insertion within the global market. Garcia et al. acknowledge the importance of "cultivating" students' diverse…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction
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Heugh, Kathleen; Prinsloo, Cas; Makgamatha, Matthews; Diedericks, Gerda; Winnaar, Lolita – Language and Education, 2017
Rapidly changing demographics challenge education systems everywhere. Multilingualism, in particular, brings challenges in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Here we draw attention to contexts and practices of multilingual education in southern settings that differ from those in northern ones. Whereas much of the literature indicates that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Second Language Learning
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Kim, So Jung; Cho, Hyesun – Language and Education, 2017
Despite the increasing attention paid to the importance of critical literacy in North American early childhood classrooms, critical literacy has been rarely discussed in East Asian classrooms, particularly in South Korea. The present study delineates ways in which a Korean preschool teacher interacts with her young learners during literacy…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Literacy Education
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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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Heydon, Rachel; McKee, Lori; Daly, Bridget – Language and Education, 2017
This exploratory case study integrated digital media into an intergenerational art class. Its goals were to generate knowledge of how to bring young children and elders together to expand their opportunities for meaning-making and seeing themselves in affirming ways so as to generate transferable understanding of digitally enhanced multimodal…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Art Education, Handheld Devices, Case Studies
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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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Kwon, Jungmin – Language and Education, 2017
This qualitative study investigates immigrant mothers' beliefs and practices toward supporting maintenance of their children's heritage language (HL) in the context of transnationalism. The data are primarily drawn from formal and informal interviews and observations of six mothers who immigrated to the United States from Japan and Korea. The…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Mothers, Native Language, Heritage Education
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Wall, Dorothy J.; Hurie, Andrew H. – Language and Education, 2017
Pre-service teachers need support in developing their teacher identities as they navigate the uncertain and complex terrain of student teaching and face the pressures of high-stakes accountability. This support is particularly important for bilingual pre-service teachers as they negotiate the many complexities of the bilingual classroom, and as…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Observation
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