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Nic Fhlannchadha, Siobhán; Hickey, Tina M. – Language and Education, 2019
There can be significant diversity in the language experience of minority language children, and in the levels of proficiency reached. The declining numbers of children now exposed to Irish include those from homes where only/mainly Irish is spoken, those with only one Irish-speaking parent, and children from homes where one/both parent(s) speak…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Language Minorities, Irish, Language Usage
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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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Delahunty, Janine; O'Shea, Sarah – Language and Education, 2019
'Student success' is a key driver in higher education policy and funding. Institutions often adopt a particular lens of success, emphasising 'retention and completion', 'high grades', 'employability after graduation' discourses, which place high value on human capital or fiscal outcomes. We explored how students themselves articulated notions of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Human Capital
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Jiang, Anne Li; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Language and Education, 2019
To promote English learning is an alleged benefit of implementing English-medium-instruction (EMI). However, English learning is supposed to occur incidentally in most EMI contexts. From the linguistic-ecological perspective, incidental language learning is premised on two conditions: linguistic inputs are perceived by learners as affordances,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Language Teachers, College Faculty
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Oliver, Lucy – Language and Education, 2019
This multicase study explores students' understandings about revision in the light of successive findings that they typically revise their texts little and at superficial levels. Students' limited revising has been variously explained, both in terms of cognitive-metacognitive factors and restrictive school models. Few studies, however, have…
Descriptors: Revision (Written Composition), Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Editing
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Rydland, Veslem?y; Gr?ver, Vibeke – Language and Education, 2019
Although recent research has documented that classroom discussions may enhance students' reading comprehension, limited knowledge exists regarding the 'working ingredients' that extend students' comprehension of texts through peer discussion. This observational study examines the pre- and post-discussion comprehension of fifth graders,…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Persuasive Discourse, Reading Comprehension, 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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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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Tai, Kevin W. H.; Khabbazbashi, Nahal – Language and Education, 2019
There is limited research on second language (L2) vocabulary teaching and learning which provides fine-grained descriptions of how vocabulary explanations (VE) are interactionally managed in beginning-level L2 classrooms where learners have a limited L2 repertoire, and how the VEs could contribute to the learners' conceptual understanding of the…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Interaction, English (Second Language), English Instruction
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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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Halbach, Ana; Candel Bormann, Daniel – Language and Education, 2019
Over the last decades, the term 'literacy' has extended far beyond its original reference to learning to read and write. However, few data are available about its actual application in schools across Europe. This article, which is part of a larger project, tries to identify the common trends and difficulties teachers face when dealing with…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary School Students, Spanish, Program Descriptions
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Sapién, Racquel-María; Hirata-Edds, Tracy – Language and Education, 2019
Although the ideal in work with endangered languages is to design collaborative projects that integrate documentation and support for revitalization from the outset, the reality is that many language workers must rely on existing products of documentation to create materials. Traditional documentation, including reference grammars, dictionaries,…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Second Language Instruction, Documentation, Curriculum Development
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Jeung, Han Hee; Kellogg, David – Language and Education, 2019
The work of L.S. Vygotsky was popularised in the West between two great waves of educational thought: constructivism and cognitivism. Reception was therefore colored by three metaphors introduced by Jerome Bruner: 'construction', 'scaffolding' and 'narrative'. Narratives were to be characterized by features we call SELF: Subjects, Expectancy and…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Figurative Language, Korean, Language Acquisition
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Su, Wei – Language and Education, 2019
Previous studies comparing native English speaking (NES) and non-native English speaking teachers have stressed how each group can contribute their respective language advantages to language teaching and assessment. However, in an interpreting classroom where both groups know each other's native language, little is known about the different…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Chinese, English (Second Language)
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Mills, Kathy A.; Doyle, Katherine – Language and Education, 2019
Visual arts and other modes and media of communication are vital to Indigenous People, yet multimodal forms of representation, such as those prioritised in the arts, are often poorly understood and excluded from Indigenous education. This article describes cross-cultural, participatory community research enacted with an Indigenous school in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Elementary School Students, Painting (Visual Arts)
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