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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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Gordon, Steven Lawrence; Harvey, Jaqueline – Language and Education, 2019
A key factor in providing quality education is the main language of instruction (M-LoI). This creates a challenging situation for education policymakers in post-colonial multilingual countries such as South Africa. Language-in-education policies must valorise indigenous languages and redress their exclusion in past education systems while ensuring…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries, Postcolonialism
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Ianos, Maria Adelina; Sansó, Clara; Huguet, Àngel; Petreñas, Cristina – Language and Education, 2019
Following the arrival of a large number of immigrants in Catalonia (Spain), a series of language and educational policies focused on language uses, competences, and attitudes have been implemented with the aim to promote newcomers' social integration and to protect and maintain the regional language, Catalan. This study examines these key factors…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Immigrants, Secondary School Students
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Odugu, Desmond I.; Lemieux, Camille N. – Language and Education, 2019
Despite advances in multilingual education (MLE) scholarship, education in most African societies remain characteristically congruent with colonial normative monolingual and transitional multilingual policies, which limit the use of native language(s) as media of instruction to early primary schooling. This contributes to poor educational and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, African Languages, Elementary School Students
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Evans, Michael; Fisher, Linda; Forbes, Karen; Liu, Yongcan – Language and Education, 2019
Analysis of progression in spoken English by newcomer migrant-background learners has traditionally oscillated between formal assessment of oral proficiency and ethnographic description of naturally occurring peer discourse. This paper reports on data gathered from a longitudinal study of newly arrived students with English as an additional…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Edmonds-Wathen, Cris; Owens, Kay; Bino, Vagi – Language and Education, 2019
Teaching mathematics in children's first language has both cognitive benefits and assists with developing cultural and mathematical identity. In Papua New Guinea, many different Indigenous languages are used for instruction in elementary schools and teachers often need to identify or develop mathematics terminology themselves. Building on prior…
Descriptors: Native Language, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Children
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Cunningham, Clare – Language and Education, 2019
Teachers' attitudes towards children's languages and culture have been shown to be instrumental in children's developing self-esteem and academic achievement. Attitudes and the frequently attendant local policies about languages beyond English (LBE) in schools therefore need to be clear for children, as negative or contradictory discourses can…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, English (Second Language)
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Park, Mi Yung – Language and Education, 2019
This study explores the language use of Southeast Asian marriage-migrant mothers in South Korea with their mixed-heritage children, and the challenges related to heritage language (HL) transmission. Drawing on interviews with nine women, the study finds that they encountered multiple obstacles to teaching the HL to their children. Their Korean…
Descriptors: Marriage, Native Language, Language Maintenance, Immigrants
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Cahnmann-Taylor, Melisa; Hwang, Yohan – Language and Education, 2019
This paper examines the possibility of viewing TESOL teachers' identities through the metaphor of 'poet-teachers', viewing second language teachers as creative and collaborative meaning-makers. We analyzed interviews, poems and classroom discourse among 16 Chinese, Vietnamese and English L1 speakers who participated in poetry writing course as a…
Descriptors: Poetry, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Panagiotopoulou, Julie A.; Rosen, Lisa – Language and Education, 2018
This article reports on the initial findings from an ethnographic study conducted in a preparatory class for young refugees in Cologne, Germany. Focusing on the current language policy which aims to integrate newly arrived children into the German society through language assimilation in schools, this study examines how such policies (re)produce…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Refugees, Educational Policy, Social Integration
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Mäntynen, Anne – Language and Education, 2018
This article focuses on the regulation of student writing by exploring a specific form of such writing, "the maturity test." In Finnish universities, the maturity test is a compulsory part of a bachelor's degree in which students demonstrate their familiarity with the topic of their bachelor's thesis, as well as their mother tongue…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Familiarity
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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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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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De Backer, Fauve; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef – Language and Education, 2017
Across Europe we can observe the reinforcement of monolingual education policies, despite increasing multilingualism. Recent research has shown that the emphasis is on language proficiency in the socially dominant language. This is viewed as the key to educational success. The use of other languages or linguistic repertoires is not valued in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Educational Policy, Language Proficiency, Monolingualism
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