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Rodnes, Kari Anne – Language and Education, 2012
This study investigates students' work on analyzing a literary text, a cartoon strip, with focus on their use of instructional, analytical concepts. Excerpts from a group conversation and from individually written texts are analyzed from a sociocultural, dialogical perspective. The analysis of the conversation shows how such concepts help the…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Group Discussion, Cartoons, Student Attitudes
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Murtagh, Lelia; Francis, Tracy – Language and Education, 2012
Since the establishment of a Language Support Service in 1999, all newcomer children with limited English skills arriving in schools in Ireland are entitled to two years of additional English language support. This is provided mainly by designated Language Support Teachers (LSTs). During the peak of the Celtic Tiger, there was a sharp growth in…
Descriptors: Interviews, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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Msila, Vuyisile – Language and Education, 2012
There are still many South African teachers who are challenged by the implementation of the relatively new system of education. They have to explore a variety of strategies as they try to transform their pedagogy to enhance learning in their classrooms. This post-apartheid system also challenges educators to be transformative individuals who…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Writing Strategies, Racial Segregation, Grade 12
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Mwaniki, Munene – Language and Education, 2012
The paper interrogates the issue of language and social justice in South Africa's higher education using quantitative and qualitative data collected at the University of the Free State (UFS). Data were collected using questionnaires. Through purposive sampling based on South African and UFS demographics, 120 questionnaires were administered to UFS…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Thomas, Enlli Mon; Lewis, W. Gwyn; Apolloni, Dafydd – Language and Education, 2012
Children's exposure to a minority language is often limited to the education domain. Consequently, educational establishments have an important role to play in maintaining and enhancing the linguistic achievements of minority first language (L1) speakers whilst at the same time developing the competence of those learning it as a second language…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Welsh
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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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Gu, Mingyue Michelle; Tong, Ho Kin – Language and Education, 2012
Drawing on the notions of scale and space, this paper investigates identity construction among a group of mainland Chinese cross-boundary students by analysing their language choices and linguistic practices in a multilingual university in Hong Kong. The research illustrates how movement across spaces by these students produces varying index…
Descriptors: Interviews, Focus Groups, Observation, Language Attitudes
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De Korne, Haley – Language and Education, 2012
Language is both a means and an end in educational systems. As a means to learning, it manifests itself in countless, shifting modalities; while as an end or objective of learning, it is often perceived as an autonomous, formal entity. Through a case study of an interdisciplinary secondary school project in Luxembourg, this paper explores the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Ideology, Multilingualism
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Wilson, Anthony; Myhill, Debra Ann – Language and Education, 2012
This paper investigates the personal epistemologies of teachers in relation to the place of linguistic and literary metalanguage in the teaching of poetry writing. The data draw on 93 interviews with 31 secondary English teachers in the UK, following lesson observations, and the data are a subset of a larger study investigating the impact of…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Foreign Countries, Epistemology, English Teachers
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Johnson, Eric J. – Language and Education, 2012
In 2000, voters in the US state of Arizona passed Proposition 203 "English for the Children," effectively abolishing bilingual education services in favor of a submersion approach termed Sheltered English Immersion. In this discussion, I use an ethnographic lens to highlight the logistical complexities involved in the negotiation of…
Descriptors: State Government, Voting, Barriers, Bilingual Education
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Lwin, Soe Marlar; Goh, Christine; Doyle, Paul – Language and Education, 2012
Lesson transitions are important units for analysis not only for establishing the presence of group/pair work but also for examining the contextual conditions for small-group learning. Scholars have suggested that the "open" or "closed" contextual conditions set up through the teacher's use of language to introduce group/pair…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Context Effect, Foreign Countries, Literature
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Enright, Kerry Anne; Torres-Torretti, Daniela; Carreon, Orlando – Language and Education, 2012
In this article, we examine the relationship between classroom talk, teacher-student roles and paradigms for literacy and learning in two ninth-grade English Language Arts classes. Our goal was to understand how these roles and practices socialized students into norms for academic language and literacy as they read and wrote poetry in preparation…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 9, Classroom Communication, Teacher Role
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Hancock, Andy – Language and Education, 2012
This article builds on the growing research interest in complementary schooling in England and internationally but a field of study less well trodden in Scotland. It takes a socio-cultural view of literacy learning and demonstrates how in a Chinese complementary school in central Scotland, spaces are created for children of primary-school age to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction
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Walton, Marion; Pallitt, Nicola – Language and Education, 2012
Discussions of "game literacy" focus on the informal learning and literacies associated with games but seldom address the diversity in young people's gaming practices, and the highly differentiated technologies of digital gaming in use. We use available survey data to show how, in South Africa, income inequalities influence consumption…
Descriptors: Literacy, Informal Education, Educational Games, Young Adults
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Norton, Bonny; Williams, Carrie-Jane – Language and Education, 2012
In this article, we draw on our research on the digital portable library, eGranary, undertaken in a rural Ugandan village in 2008, to contribute to place-based studies of digital literacy. Our research project investigated the uptake of eGranary by students in the community, focusing on six secondary students who worked as library scholars in the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Electronic Libraries, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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